Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism

Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism: Differences & Treatments

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are both severe thyroid conditions, but they are essentially opposites from one another. Hypothyroidism describes an underactive thyroid, while hyperthyroidism describes an overactive thyroid. About 1% of American adults experience hyperthyroidism, while approximately 5% of American adults experience hypothyroidism. More than half of thyroid disease patients may not know they have thyroid…