... thyroid hormone. This condition is often called underactive thyroid. ... Myxedema; Adult hypothyroidism ... Myxedema coma, the most severe form of hypothyroidism, is rare. It ... It can be caused by an infection, illness, exposure to cold, ...
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... www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=5189255&searchStr=myxedema. Accessed Feb. 25, 2013. Tagoe CE, et al. Rheumatic manifestations of autoimmune thyroid disease: The other autoimmune disease. The Journal of ...
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Hypothyroidism (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
... to the point that it becomes life
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... 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 ...
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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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