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Hypothyroidism

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by Randall B

(Hashimoto's Thyroiditis; Underactive Thyroid)

 

Risk Factors

Hypothyroidism is more common in women, and in those aged 65 years and older. Other factors that may increase your risk of hypothyroidism include:
 

Symptoms

You may not have symptoms of hypthyroidism. In those that have symptoms, hypothyroidism may cause:
Symptoms of severe or long-term hypothyroidism causes:
 

RESOURCES

The American Thyroid Association
http://www.thyroid.org

Office on Women's Health
http://womenshealth.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Institute for Health
http://www.cihi.ca

Thyroid Foundation of Canada
http://www.thyroid.ca

 

References


American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. AACE medical guidelines for clinical practice for the evaluation and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Endocrine Practice. 2002;8:457-469.


Escobar-Morreale HF, Botella-Carretero JI, Escobar del Rey F, et al. Treatment of hypothyroidism with combinations of levothyroxine plus liothyronine. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005;90:4946-4954.


Hypothyroidism. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated January 22, 2014. Accessed February 4, 2014.


Roberts CG, Ladenson PW. Hypothyroidism. Lancet. 2004;363:793-803.


Surks MI, Ortiz E, Daniels GH, et al. Subclinical thyroid disease: scientific review and guidelines for diagnosis and management JAMA. 2004;291:228-238.


Thyroid hormone treatment. American Thyroid Association website. Available at: http://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-hormone-treatment. Published June 4, 2012. Accessed November 25, 2013.

 

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