Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Introduction
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Sub clinical hypothyroidism, also referred to as mild hypothyroidism, is defined as normal serum free T4 levels with slightly high serum TSH concentration.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Sub clinical hypothyroidism is available below.
Symptoms of Sub clinical hypothyroidism
See full list of 18
symptoms of Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Treatments for Sub clinical hypothyroidism
- Treatment is indicated in patients with TSH levels more than 10 mIU/mL or in patients with TSH levels between 5 and 10 mIU/mL in conjunction with goiter or positive antithyroid peroxidase antibodies or both, as these patients have the highest rates of progression to overt hypothyroidism. An initial dose of LT4 25-50 mcg/d can be used and titrated every 6-8 weeks to achieve a target TSH between 0.3 and 3 mIU/mL.9
- Observation with monitoring of thyroid function
- Decision to commence thyroid hormone replacement individualised, but generally accepted that treatment should begin when TSH is >10mlU/L
- more treatments...»
Read more about treatments for Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Sub clinical hypothyroidism:
- Thyroid: Home Testing:
- Menopause: Related Home Testing:
Wrongly Diagnosed with Sub clinical hypothyroidism?
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Sub clinical hypothyroidism:
Causes of Sub clinical hypothyroidism
- Iodine deficiency remains the foremost cause of subclinical hypothyroidism
- more causes...»
Read more about causes of Sub clinical hypothyroidism
More information about causes of Sub clinical hypothyroidism:
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different severities.
Diseases in this group include ...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's,
whereas there are many other less severe...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,
it...read more »
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
Its symptoms can be...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease Fragile X...read more »
Thyroid disorders greatly under-diagnosed: One study found that about 10% of people
had undiagnosed thyroid disorders, mostly hyperthyroidism, but also hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of...read more »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists:
- Pregnancy & Fertility Health Specialists:
- Womens Health Specialists:
- Immune-Related Disease Specialists (Immunology):
- Senior Health Specialists (Geriatrics):
- more specialists...»
Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:
Hospitals & Clinics: Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
for medical facilities in specialties related to Sub clinical hypothyroidism:
Hospital & Clinic quality ratings »
Choosing the Best Hospital:
More general information, not necessarily in relation to Sub clinical hypothyroidism,
on hospital performance and surgical care quality:
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Prognosis for Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Prognosis for Sub clinical hypothyroidism:
The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism are reversed with thyroid hormone treatment. With treatment, circulating lipid levels should improve to a mild degree. This may result in a decrease of coronary artery disease (CAD).
More about prognosis of Sub clinical hypothyroidism
Sub clinical hypothyroidism: Broader Related Topics
Types of Sub clinical hypothyroidism
User Interactive Forums
Read about other experiences, ask a question about Sub clinical hypothyroidism, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:
Contents for Sub clinical hypothyroidism: