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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism /ˌhaɪpɵˈθaɪərɔɪdɪzəm/ is a state in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hypothyroidism, 30% report having fatigue, 12% report having weight gain, and 4% report having too little hair.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hypothyroidism often receive hematologic tests, lipid panel, glucose measurement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), hemoglobin a1c measurement, examination of breast, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and mammography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hypothyroidism include thyroxine (synthroid), thyroid (usp) (armour thyroid), triiodothyronine (cytomel), dofetilide (tikosyn), pramlintide (symlin), decitabine, bifidobacterium infantis (align), interferon alfacon-1 (infergen), pentostatin, brompheniramine / diphenhydramine, azacitidine (vidaza), sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic and azatadine (optimine) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hypothyroidism include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
1.7x

Sex

Male
0.5x
Female
1.4x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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