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Acquired hypothyroidism

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). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acquired hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Acquired hypothyroidism

Treatments for Acquired hypothyroidism

  • Levothyroxine
  • 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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  1. Acquired hypothyroidism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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