Hypothyroidism - Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a...

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Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a Clinical condition that results from the underproduction of the thyroid hormones T4 and T3. Sub-clinical hypothyroidism = asymptomatic; mild thyroid failure; mild elevation of TSH; normal levels of T4 and T3. Symptoms There are many symptoms that are present in those with hypothyroidism, below are just some of the most common: Fatigue Depression Weight gain Weakness Constipation Forgetfulness (may present with Dementia-like symptoms – always test TSH in these patients) Others: Bilateral eyelid oedema Decreased HR Infertility Goitre Coarse hair Risk factors: female; 30-50; other autoimmune disorders; post-partum thyroiditis; radiological procedure; iodine deficiency; amiodarone or lithium drug use. Causes Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide. In iodine-replete individuals hypothyroidism is frequently caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, or otherwise as a
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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