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1

Hypothyroidism is ___TSH ___T4

↑TSH ↓T4

2

What are S/S of hypothyroidism?

Diminished DTR
constipation
wt gain
dry skin
cold intolerance

3

what are DDx of hypothyroidism?

Hashimoto's
Thyroiditis (postpartum)
iron deficiency

4

What labs may you order for a pt with hypothyroidism?

TSH
Lipid (can be very high)
Thyroglobulin

5

what is the tx for hypothyroidism?

what are ADRs to that tx?

Levothyroxine 1.6mcg/kg, take on empty stomach

ADR: tachycardia, ↓bone density, psych sx (anxiety, irritability)

6

when do you F/u with a pt with hypothyroidism?

Pt education?

f/u: 6-8 wks

Tx is lifelong