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In the United States thyroid disorders are the primary reason for many clinical office visits. The range of thyroid disorders are as follows, hypo and hyperthyroidism, thyroid disease, thyroiditis, and thyroid nodules. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free T4 are the standard blood serum lab tests to measure when evaluating thyroid disorder. According to Sethi et al. (2017), hypothyroidism in the most prevalent thyroid disorder that affects women to men at a ratio of 7:3. The main signs and symptoms are intolerance to cold weather, dyspnea, constipation, alter concentration, poor memory, and weight gain. Arcangelo et al. (2017), explains how iodine deficiency is the most common cause even though it exists due to either a deficiency in the release of or production of thyroid hormones. Pharmacological Treatment of Hypothyroidism Sethi et al. (2017), states the management of hypothyroidism requires an accurate clinical evaluation and diagnosis. The normal range of TSH is 0.5 – 4.0 mlU/ml and the goal of
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