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1

What are the two main thyroid hormones?

Thyroxine (T4)
Tri-iodothyronine (T3)

2

What do thyroid hormones do?

regulate carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism, essential for normal growth and development of fetus

3

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

- periorbital puffiness
- hair loss
- low mood
- lack of energy
- feeling cold
- weight gain
- muscle pain

4

What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

- goitre
- diarrhoea
- weight loss
- tachycardia and palpitations
- heat intolerace
- bulging eyes
- tremors

5

What is another name for hyperthyroidism?

Grave's disease

6

What is the management hypothyroidism?

- monitor blood levels
- thyroxine

7

What is the midwife's responsibility in terms of consultation and referral if a woman presents at commencement of care with stable treated hypothyroidism?

A discuss

8

What is the midwife's responsibility in terms of consultation and referral if a woman presents at commencement of care or in pregnancy with a new diagnosis of hypothyroidism?

B consult

9

What is the midwife's responsibility in terms of consultation and referral if a woman presents at commencement of care with hyperthyroidism or develops it during pregnancy ?

B consult

10

Of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism which is more common?

hypothyroidism

11

What are the most common causes of hypothyroidism?

- autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's)
- radiotherapy
- surgical
- lack of dietary iodine
- congenital
- pituitary gland or hypothalamic dysfunction

12

What is thyroid storm?

life threatening complication of hyperthyroidism characteristed by fever, irregular heart beat, vomiting, diarrhoea and agitation

13

What is hypothyroidism?

underactive thyroid gland

14

what is hyperthyroidism?

overactive thyroid gland