Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

This condition is not very well understood! This is a condition where TSH and T3/T4 levels are low, but there is no underlying pathology of the thyroid. These test results are the same as...

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Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)

Introduction Thyrotoxicosis is the state produced by excessive thyroid hormone. It is not strictly the same thing as hyperthyroidism, as thyrotoxicosis can exist without hyperthyroidism being present – for example – after the administration...

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Hypothyroidism

Introduction Hypothyroidism (aka myxoedema) This is quite common, and easy to treat. As the symptoms can be non-specific, be on the lookout, particularly in women over 40. The two main causes are: Primary disease...

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