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1

Hypothyroidism has elevated _____ and low ____ levels

elevated TSH and low T3/T4

2

What else can be elevated in hypothyroidism that is not a thyroid hormone?

lipids (when you tx the hypothyroidism, often the LDL/HDL will autocorrect)

3

S/s of hypothyroidism

Arthralgias, Cold intolerance, Constipation, Depression, Difficulty concentrating, Dry skin, Fatigue, Hair thinning/loss, memory impairment, menorrhagia, myalgias, weakness, weight gain, decreased DTRs

4

What medication can be used to tx hypothyroidism?

Levothyroxine

5

Can hypothyroidism potentiate anemia?

yes

6

Hypothyroidism can make what chronic condition much worse if the pt already has it?

MDD

7

Do you screen for hypothyroidism with TSH or free T3/T4?

TSH

8

SIGECAPS

Sleep changes
Interest (lack of)
Guilt
Energy loss
Cognition/concentration
Appetite loss/weight loss
Psychomotor agitation
Suicidal ideations