Hypotyroidism Myxedema! Hypo Hippo Slow Marge!
Hypothyroidism is the result of a decreased production of T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland. Generally caused by three main underlying causes “HIP”– Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in which is an autoimmune condition that attacks the Thyroid Gland. Second is Iodine deficiency related to lack of Dietary Iodine Foods. Third is a “Pituitary Tumor” that results from a decrease of TSH Production-When thinking of Hypothyroidism is to think of it as a person with SLOW”Metabolism” because the thyroid regulates Metabolism. Do not sedate patients with Hypothyroidism or withold there medications as it can cause a Myxedema Coma!