Special Considerations for Women and Thyroid Disease

Efforts must be made to improve care for women with thyroid disease who often lack access to trained providers. Inappropriate diagnosis or inappropriate dosing of hormone therapy may raise several issues for women including increased risk of miscarriages or premature labor. Supraphysiologic and infraphysiologic dosing of thyroid hormones can result in osteoporosis, arrythmias, dyslipidemias and poor quality of life.

This slide set covers:

  • identifying and differentiating the signs and symptoms between menopause and hyperthyroidism.
  • diagnosing and managing thyroid pathology in pregnancy and postpartum women.
  • Incorporating lifestyle modifications for their patients to help manage thyroid function.
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