Results 1 - 10 of 14 for myxedema OR "acropachy," thyroid
  1. Myxedema; Adult hypothyroidism ... Myxedema coma, the most severe form of hypothyroidism, is rare. It occurs when thyroid hormone levels get very low. It can be caused by an infection, illness, exposure to cold, ...
  2. ... is used for thyroid disorders including underactive thyroid (myxedema), over-sized thyroid gland (goiter), and iodine deficiency. It is also ...
  3. Hashimoto's Disease (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... baby with birth defects High cholesterol Severe underactive thyroid called myxedema (mik-suh-DEE-muh) can very rarely lead to: Heart failure Seizures Coma Death Return to top Does pregnancy affect the thyroid? Normal hormone changes during pregnancy cause thyroid hormone ...
  4. ... and ovaries: Lack of sex development (unclear genitalia) Thyroid: Congenital hypothyroidism Myxedema Goiter Thyrotoxicosis
  5. ... sluggishness. The most severe form of hypothyroidism is myxedema, a medical emergency. Hypothyroidism can be caused by a problem with the thyroid itself (primary), or by the malfunction of the ...
  6. Free T4 (Thyroxine) Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    ... irregular menstruation, and fatigue. Severe untreated hypothyroidism, called myxedema, can lead to heart failure, seizures, and coma. In children, hypothyroidism can stunt growth and delay sexual development. If the thyroid gland produces too much T4, the rate of ...
  7. Hypothyroidism (American Thyroid Association)  
    ... contain hormone exactly like the T4 that the thyroid gland itself makes. All hypothyroid patients except those with severe myxedema (life-threatening hypothyroidism) can be treated as outpatients, ...
  8. Hypothyroidism From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) - PDF  
    ... to the point that it becomes life threatening. Myxedema requires immediate ... chances of developing thyroid disorders. People may need more regular testing if ...
  9. Genetics Home Reference: Graves disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of hormones abnormally. The resulting overactivity of the thyroid causes many of the signs and symptoms of Graves disease. Studies suggest that immune system abnormalities also underlie Graves ophthalmopathy and pretibial myxedema. People with Graves disease have an increased risk ...
  10. Hypothyroidism is a decreased activity of the thyroid gland which may affect all body functions. The rate of metabolism slows causing mental and physical sluggishness. The most severe form of hypothyroidism is myxedema, which is a medical emergency.
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