Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid -- a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck -- is underactive and doesn't produce enough of some of the hormones a person needs to regulate their metabolism and other bodily functions.
What does UA stand for?
UA stands for Underactive
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We have 25 other meanings of UA in our Acronym Attic
- Unarmed (gaming)
- Unarmored (gaming)
- Unauthorized Absence (Article 86 UCMJ)
- Unbalanced Asynchronous
- Unbelievably Amazing
- Und Andere (German: and others)
- Under Age
- Under Armour (stock symbol)
- Underground Atlanta
- Underwriters Accepted
- Unequal Angle (mechanical material engineering)
- Unfair Advantage (CSI Data)
- Unified Architecture (open connectivity)
- Uniform Act (Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970, as amended)
- Uniform Allowance
- Unintended Acceleration (automobiles)
- Unique Address
- Unique Applications
Samples in periodicals archive:
Low levels of Vitamin B, diabetes, medications, underactive thyroid, underactive parathyroid, or more serious illnesses such as MS.
Examples of its medical usage include: Hypotension - low blood pressure Hypothyroidism - underactive thyroid gland Hypothermia - low body temperature Hypoxic - too little oxygen HYPER This prefix indicates that something is the opposite of hypo.
The Journal of Medical Screening study examined women over 50 and men over 65 - and found 8% had underactive thyroids.
Tests showed the new face of Superdrug had an underactive thyroid and she was prescribed medication she must take for the rest of her life.
This time the doctor recommended a thyroid test which showed I had an underactive thyroid.
As many as 25 million Americans, most of them women, suffer from an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), and nearly half are still undiagnosed.
For example, if the thyroid is underactive because the hypothalamus is suppressed (as is common in fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain), the TSH test, which is the most often used to evaluate thyroid function, may appear to be normal or even suggest an overactive thyroid.