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What are some characteristics of hypothyroidism

Slow metabolic rate, fatigue weight gain

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What is hyperthyroidisim

Overactive thyroid

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What are some characteristics of hperthyroidisim

Increased metabolic rate, goiter, weight loss, nervousness, intolerance to heat

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What is primary hypothyroidism

Thyroid is the problem (95% of cases in dogs)

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What is secondary hypothyroidisim

Problem from pituitary level

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What is tertiary hypothyroidisim

Hypothalamus causing problem

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What is cretinisim

Developmental hypothyroidism

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Is hypothryoidisim more common in dogs or cats

Dogs

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What is the most common form of hypothryoidisim

Primary

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What are the major causes of hypothyroidism

Idiopathic atrophy (no idea why)
Autoimmune

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Diagnosis for hypothryoidisim

measure T4 (no assay in cats)

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Treatment for hypothyroidisim

T4 replacement

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What happens with T4 overdose

Tachycarida, agitation, polyphagia, panting

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What are major causes of hyperthyroidism

multinodular adenomatous goiter

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What is hypothryoidisim

Underactive thryoid