ABNORMALITIES OF THYROID FUNCTION. ENDO BLOCK 412. Dr. Shaikh Mujeeb Ahmed Assistant Professor AlMaarefa College. Objectives. The student should be able to: Describe the etiology, symptoms and treatment of thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism. Abnormalities. Hypothyroidism
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Puffy appearance, primarily of face, hands, and feet
Caused by infiltration of skin with complex water retaining carbohydrate molecules.
Symptoms: The patient becomes sluggish both mentally and physically and often feels cold. The hair becomes dry and the skin becomes dry and waxy. The tissues of the face swell.
– If diagnosed early, can be treated by administrating of T4.
– Exception, if hypothyroidism caused by iodine deficiency; treated by dietary iodine.
Fig. 19-6, p. 697