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What can be the consequences of misdiagnosing hypothyroidism?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland that doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone. Misdiagnosing hypothyroidism can lead to heart disease, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, infertility, birth defects and depression.


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