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Hypothyroidism A Goitre is a Thing of Beauty When earthquakes damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in March 2011, a large quantity of radioactive caesium-137 and iodine-131 were released into the water supply. The Japanese government was accused of responding too slowly, and for not administering iodide prophylaxis to the exposed population. Iodine-131 is readily taken up by the thyroid gland, and the radioactivity can destroy the gland. However, this uptake of radioactive iodine...

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Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy

​​​​​​Abstract Hypothyroidism during pregnancy is very dangerous for both mother and unborn child. There are several complications that the fetus can develop if left untreated. Many times hypothyroidism goes undiagnosed due to its symptoms similarity to pregnancy. Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in pregnancy for fetus brain and developmental growth as well as the mother’s health. With the right medical management hypothyroidism during pregnancy can prevent fetal birth defects by mandated...

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Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

Hypothyroidism underactive thyroid) One in ten Americans, more than twenty million people, has a thyroid disorder. However, it is estimated that eight million more people remain undiagnosed. The undiagnosed population can be to blame because of misdiagnosis often thought of as stress, anxiety, or depression. Physicians can often mistake diagnosing thyroid disorders because of the complex range of symptoms. Symptoms for thyroid disorders can often be mistaken for hormonal changes, menopause, postpartum...

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Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism

neck as represented by the image below left. The causes of chronic hypothyroidism are fairly distinct. Around the world in third-world and developing countries, iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. This used to be true as well for developed countries, but today this is a less common cause as iodine usually finds its way into our diets without too much trouble. In modern-day developed countries, hypothyroidism is mainly a result of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a birth defect which...

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Hypothyroidism and Community Outpatient Clinic

or nervous? 6. What have your sleep patterns been like? 7. Have you had any radiation therapy to your head and/or neck? 8. Have your menstrual periods been altered? 3. You know that potential causes of R.M.'s symptoms include depression, hypothyroidism, anemia, cardiac disease fluid and electrolyte imbalance and allergies. As part of your screening procedures, describe how you would begin to investigate which of these conditions probably do not account for R.M.'s symptoms. During the physical...

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Living with Hypothyroidism-Research Strategy Paper

Research Strategy Paper Living with Hypothyroidism Monica Chapman 10/12/10 GEN/200 Maureen Parker Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive meaning it produces too little thyroid hormone in which the body needs to function normally. Because there are low levels of the thyroid hormones needed, the body tends to slow down causing many symptoms (eHealthMD, 2004). Hypothyroidism is very common and is treatable easily most of the time, but it is a condition...

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Hypothyroidism: Thyroid-stimulating Hormone

Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid does not produce enough of the hormones that are required to maintain metabolism (Harvard School of Medicine, 2007). Introduction Hypothyroidism is not a disease itself, but is a condition that a disease state causes (Buckley & Schub, 2008). Many of the causes of hypothyroidism are related to autoimmune conditions, where the body attacks itself, rendering the thyroid useless (Raisbeck, 2009). In fact, this is the most common cause...

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Lab Report Activity Thyroid

REPORT Activity 11: Homeostatic Imbalances of Thyroid Function Name: Instructor: Date: PREDICTIONS 1. TSH levels in patients with primary hypothyroidism are: 2. Thyroxine (T4) levels in patients with primary hypothyroidism are: 3. TSH levels in patients with secondary hypothyroidism are: 4. Thyroxine (T4) levels in patients with secondary hypothyroidism are: 5. TSH levels in patients with hyperthyroidism are: 6. Thyroxine (T4) levels in patients with hyperthyroidism are: MATERIALS AND...

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Hypothyroidism Millions of people, most of them women, suffer from thyroid disease. When your body produces too little thyroid hormone, the hormone responsible for metabolism, heart rate, and mood, you are said to have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. If your body makes too much of the hormone, you're said to have hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid. Thyroid hormone is responsible for everything from your basal metabolic rate—the rate at which your body uses oxygen and energy to...

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LABORATORY REPORT Activity Homeostatic Imbalances of Thyroid Function

Imbalances of Thyroid Function Name: Miranda Tefft Instructor: Aline Potvin Date: 11.18.2014 Predictions TSH levels in patients with primary hypothyroidism are high Thyroxine (T4) levels in patients with primary hypothyroidism are low TSH levels in patients with secondary hypothyroidism are low Thyroxine (T4) levels in patients with secondary hypothyroidism are low TSH levels in patients with hyperthyroidism are low Thyroxine (T4) levels in patients with hyperthyroidism are high Materials and Methods...

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