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Endocrine System :
Hypothyroidism / Myxoedema

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone called thyroxine. In its most profound form, severe hypothyroidism may lead to a life-threatening coma (myxoedema coma).The condition is more common in women than in men, and its incidence increases with age.

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