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Myxedema Coma (cont.)

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Next Steps in Myxedema Coma

Following the start of treatment, careful monitoring, usually in the intensive care unit, is necessary.

Myxedema Coma Follow-up

Follow-up with the doctor after discharge is important to monitor the thyroid condition and decide on the right thyroid hormone dose to be taken.

Myxedema Coma Prevention

Myxedema coma can be prevented with early treatment of hypothyroidism, taking thyroid medication regularly, and recognition of the warning symptoms of myxedema coma.

Myxedema Coma Outlook

  • Myxedema coma is a very serious condition that can result in death.
  • Early and aggressive treatment can improve the outcome.

For More Information on Myxedema Coma

American Thyroid Association

Thyroid Foundation of America

American Foundation of Thyroid Patients

Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism

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