What do you know about Hypothyroidism?


1 ❏ onset is insidious in the elderly
2 ❏ requires life-long replacement of thyroxine
3 ❏ radioactive iodine is used

A ❏ if 1, 2 and 3 are correct
B ❏ if 1 and 2 only are correct
C ❏ if 2 and 3 only are correct
D ❏ if 1 only is correct
E ❏ if 3 only is correct


  1. B is the answer, winners are Cynthia and nickysylva. Details below
    Hypothyroidism is a condition associated with the failure of the thyroid gland
    to produce enough thyroid hormone. Incidence of hypothyroidism increases
    with age and symptoms in the elderly are quite insidious. Life-long replace￾ment of thyroxine is required to maintain thyroid hormone levels. Radioactive
    iodine is a treatment option in the management of hyperthyroidism.


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