Older patients and thyroid disease - British Thyroid Foundation - hypothyroidism older adults

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Hypothyroid and Older? You May Not Need Treatment hypothyroidism older adults


DEFINITION: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING PATIENTS OVER THE AGE OF 60 YEARS HAVE IN COMMON? A 72 year old woman with “fluttering of the heart”.

While some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in older patients are similar to those in younger patients, symptoms of both disorders often.

There is also evidence that treatment of mild subclinical hypothyroidism may not benefit quality of life and/or symptoms in older people.

This is especially a problem in older patients because symptoms such as fatigue, lack of.

We also summarize the recommendations for a correct diagnostic workup and therapeutic approach to older people with an elevated TSH.