Myxedema Coma Topic Guide
Myxedema Coma: The thyroid gland at the front of the neck is responsible for helping to regulate metabolism through secreting hormones. When the gland secretes too little, it can result in the rare but serious myxedema coma. IV fluids and hormone replacement are included in treatment.
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Hashimoto's thyroiditis (also referred to as chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) is a disease affecting the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone regulation. Symptoms of Hashimoto's disease include fatigue, feeling excessively cold, mental fogginess, constipation, dry skin, fluid retention, depression, heavy vaginal bleeding (menorrhagia), and stiff joints and muscles. Treatment for Hashimoto's disease is generally with medication.