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1

What is the cause of hypothyroidism?

-atrophic thyroiditis
-Hashimoto thyroiditis(englarged thyroid)
-Thyroid peroxidase antibodies present (TPO Abs

2

How is hypothyroidism treated?

Levothyroxine

3

What are some of the causes of thyrotoxicosis?

-Grave's disease
-Toxic thyroid nodule
-Unregulated TSH excess(pituitary tumor)
-HCG mediated hyperthyroidism
-Excess thyroid hormone medication
-Thyroiditis

4

How is hyperthyroidism treated?

-Medical: carbimazole& Propylthiouracil
-Radio iodine (avoid in thyroid eye disease)
-surgery