EZ. Thyroid #3. Hypothyroidism. S/S, Myxedema Coma. Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism. Etiology of Hypothyroidism. Free online LVN NCLEX study material. flashcards |

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'Hashimoto's Thyroiditis' is an autoimmune disorder.

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'Hashimoto's Thyroiditis' destroys the Thyroid tissue & leads to Hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Hormone is abbreviated to his:

TH

Low levels of TH result in this:

A slowed metabolic rate.

A slowed metabolic rate can be due to this:

Low levels of TH

The following are s/s of Hypothyroidism:

Bradycardia, decreased cardiac output, cool skin, cold intolerance.

The following are s/s of Hypothyroidism:

Fatigue, wt gain, lethargy, slowed mvmt, memory loss, feeling cold.

The following are s/s of Hypothyroidism:

Dyspnea, hypoventilation, constipation, confusion, heart failure (d/t decreased pumping strength of the heart).

The following are s/s of Hypothyroidism:

SOB, < appetite, wt gain, cool dry skin, brittle hair.

The following are s/s of Hypothyroidism:

Elevated serum lipid lvls, < libido, erectile dysfunction, Myxedema (swelling in connective tissues).

The following are s/s of Hypothyroidism:

Altered fat metabolism (causes hyperlipidemia which can l/t CV disease).

This is a non-pitting type of edema:

Myxedema

Is Myxedma a pitting or non-pitting type of edema?

Non-pitting.

This is where Myxedema occurs:

Connective tissues throughout the body.

Does Myxedema occur in the beginning or the advanced stages of Hypothyroidism?

Advanced stages.

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There is something called a 'Myxedma Coma'.

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Hypothyroidism can end up occuring d/t a deficiency in iodine.

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Hypothyroidism can end up occuring d/t congenital defects.

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Hypothyroidism can end up occuring d/t inflammation of the Thyroid Gland.

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The manifestations of Hypothyroidism are d/t the reduced metabolic rate.

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There is something called Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Hypothyroidism

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There is something called Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Hyperthyroidsim

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Primary Hypothyroidism can be d/t: 1) Congenital defects, 2) Inflammation of the Thyroid Gland, 3) Deficiency of Iodine.

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Secondary and Tertiary Hypothyroidism may be caused by 1) Hypothalmic lesion, 2) Pituitary lesion, or 3) Postpartum Pituitary Necrosis.

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There is something called 'Hashimoto's Thyroiditis'. It's a form of Hypothyroidism.

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