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Primary hypothyroidism

Primary hypothyroidism: Introduction

Primary hypothyroidism: Primary hypothyroidism is a condition in which a defect in the thyroid gland leads to reduced production of thyroid hormone. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Primary hypothyroidism

Treatments for Primary hypothyroidism

  • Thyroid replacement therapy
  • Treatment of primary hypothyroidism is usually managed with replacement therapy. Treatments include:
    • Observation - mild abnormalities may resolve without therapy over a few months and tests should be repeated to monitor
    • Thyroxine replacement therapy - usually the mainstay of treatment
    • Surgery - rarely goitre may accompany hypothyroidism, and it is removed due to symptoms arsing from its size. The patient will still require treatment with thyroxine
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Primary hypothyroidism: Complications

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Causes of Primary hypothyroidism

  • Destruction of the thyroid gland by the immune system
  • Certain drugs such as lithium
  • Radiation exposure to the neck
  • Radioactive iodine used for treatment of hyperthyroidism
  • Surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland
  • more causes...»

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Primary hypothyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Primary hypothyroidism: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Primary hypothyroidism

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Prognosis for Primary hypothyroidism

Prognosis for Primary hypothyroidism: With early treatment, the condition should return to normal. However, the condition can return if the patient soes not take medication. Myxedema coma can result in death

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More information about Primary hypothyroidism

  1. Primary hypothyroidism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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