disease diary hypothyroidism

disease diary hypothyroidism - 1. Cause of the disease of...

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1. Cause of the disease of deficiency. The number one cause of hypothyroidism is iodine deficiency. In iodine-replete individuals, hypothyroidism is mostly caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis or by a lack of the thyroid gland. It is a deficiency of hormones from either the hypothalamus or the pituitary. Hypothyroidism can result from postpartum thyroiditis, a condition that affects about 5% of all women within a year after giving birth. The first phase is hyperthyroidism. Then, the thyroid either returns to normal or a woman develops hypothyroidism. The women, who experience hypothyroidism with postpartum thyroiditis, will develop permanent hypothyroidism requiring life long treatment. 2. All parts of the body affected by the disease or deficiency. The thyroid gland is affected. It also causes Poor muscle tone, Fatigue Cold intolerance, increased sensitivity to cold, depression, muscle cramps and pain, goiter, brittle fingernails, brittle hair, paleness, dry, itchy skin, weight and water retention,
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course ANATOMY 2634 taught by Professor Spergal during the Spring '09 term at Stanford.

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