Another common cause of hypothyroidism is a malfunction of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland isn't a part of the thyroid gland, but rather it refers to the gland that regulates thyroid function. When a problem develops in the pituitary gland, it can result in unwanted consequences for the thyroid, such as irregularities in hormone production. A range of problems can arise in the pituitary gland, each with their characteristics. As a result, a variety of different conditions may develop, one of which is hypothyroidism. If you experience increased sensitivity to cold, you may have hyperthyroidism, as the pituitary gland is responsible for regulating body temperature.
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