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Treating mild hypothyroidism: Benefits still uncertain
- By Jeffrey Garber, MD, FACP, MACE, Contributor
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Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are common conditions with potentially devastating health consequences that affect all populations worldwide. The treatment for thyroid gland disorders include hyperthyroidism (imidazole, propacil), hypothyroidism (levothyroxine, liothyronine).
The worldwide market for thyroid gland disorders is growing at a CAGR of 3.3% and expected to attain $2.7 billion in 2027, driven by increasing incidence of these disorders, as well as other conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com/rising-incidence-drive-thyroid-gland-disorders-treatment-market-2020/
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