Acquired hypothyroidism: Introduction
Acquired hypothyroidism: Acquired hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland makes too little or no thyroid hormone. Acquired hypothyroidism can be caused by both thyroid disease (primary hypothyroidism) and hypothalamic-pituitary disease (central hypothyroidism).
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causes, and treatments of Acquired hypothyroidism is available below.
Symptoms of Acquired hypothyroidism
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Treatments for Acquired hypothyroidism
- Treatment of acquired hypothyroidism depends upon the underlying cause of the problem and the severity of symptoms. Treatments include:
- Observation - mild abnormalities may resolve without therapy over a few months and tests should be repeated to monitor
- Cessation of drugs that may be causing the problem - eg lithium, amiodarone
- Iodine - for cases associated with iodine deficiency
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Causes of Acquired hypothyroidism
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Acquired hypothyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Acquired hypothyroidism: Rare Types
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