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The paper explains hypothyroidism as a disease caused by insufficient production of the thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. The paper discusses how the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is challenging because the symptoms of this disease are associated with several other disorders like depression and anxiety. The paper looks at the treatment of hypothyroidism and relates that it is readily treatable but it can also be demanding.
From the Paper:"Hypothyroidism is one of the most commonly encountered endocrine dysfunctions in primary health care (Garber, et al. 2006). The normal function of thyroid gland is important for normal growth and neural development (Bettendorf, 2002; Frankton et al., 2000). Thus the dysfunction of this gland requires an early treatment to prevent the irreversible damages. Biagioli, DeVoe & Hamilton (2006) note that congenital hypothyroidism (hypothyroidism present at birth) is on the list for universal childhood screening with a strength of recommendation (SOR) level A (highest) from three healthcare organizations: US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bettendorf, Markus. (2002). Thyroid disorders in children from birth to adolescence. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 29 (Sup.2), S439-S446.
- Biagioli, Frances E., DeVoe, Jennifer E. & Hamilton, Andrew. (2006). What are the appropriate screening tests for infants and children? The Journal of Family Practice, 55(9), 803-808.
- Frankton, S., Kramali, R. Mirkine, N., Bregmann, P. Fuss, M. & Williams, G. R. (2000). Pituitary-thyroid feedback hypersensi-tivity as a novel cause of hypothyroidism in children. Lancet, 356(9237), 1238-1241.
- Graber, Jeffrey R., Hennessey, James V., Lieberman, Joseph A., Morris, Charlene M. & Talbert, Robert L. (2006). Managing the challenges of hypothyroidism. The Journal of Family Practice, 55(6), S1-S8.
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Hypothyroidism (2008, May 26) Retrieved June 19, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/hypothyroidism-103776/
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