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Secondary hypothyroidism

Secondary hypothyroidism: Introduction

Secondary hypothyroidism: Secondary hypothyroidism is a condition in which the activity of the thyroid gland is decreased, due to failure of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Secondary hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Secondary hypothyroidism

Treatments for Secondary hypothyroidism

  • Thyroid replacement therapy
  • Treatment of secondary hypothyroidism depends upon the underlying cause of the problem, although in most cases thyroid hormone replacement therapy is used. Treatments include:
    • Cessation of drugs that may be causing the problem - eg lithium, dopamine
    • Thyroxine replacement therapy
    • Surgery - for pituitary tumours causing other symptoms, although thyroid hormone replacement therapy is usually still required after surgery
  • more treatments...»

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Secondary hypothyroidism: Complications

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Causes of Secondary hypothyroidism

  • Tumor in the area of the pituitary or hypothalamus
  • Radiation to the brain
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Secondary hypothyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Secondary hypothyroidism: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Secondary hypothyroidism

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Prognosis for Secondary hypothyroidism

Prognosis for Secondary 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 Secondary hypothyroidism

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

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