Hypothyroidism has been widely discussed in different medical forums all across the medical field. There is a general feeling amongst the people who participate in these forums that hypothyroidism commonly affects women. However there is quite a large portion of men who also have the disease and are living with it. It is very important to define the disease and tell you what it is all about. Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition that is the result of the thyroid gland secreting fewer hormones than what is adequately required by the body. In men, the disease tends to develop complications which are very advanced because male patients do not pay attention to initial symptoms.