Thyroid Disease: The Subtle, the Controversial, and the Complex
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to
- Recognize the common and less common signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders and have a low index of suspicion for patient work-up
- Prescribe thyroid replacement therapy according to relevant guidelines, and follow up with patients regularly, adapting treatment and doses as needed
- Identify pregnant women at high risk of thyroid dysfunction who would benefit from screening, and follow relevant guidelines when managing patients with hypothyroidism who become pregnant
The thyroid gland impacts nearly all of the body’s metabolic processes, and its disorders cover a wide range of diseases. These conditions are usually seen first in primary care settings, but they frequently go undiagnosed. With proper diagnosis, however, thyroid disorders can usually be well managed. This activity will focus on the diagnosis of the under- and overactive thyroid and the details of thyroid replacement therapy.
Published on June 26, 2012