subclinical hypothyroidism


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subclinical hypothyroidism

An ↑ TSH before or after administration of TRH in the face of normal T3 and T4; SH affects 6-7% of ♀ and 2-3 of ♂, with 5-10% annual rate of progression to overt hypothyroidism in children and adolescents, SH is a benign remitting process, and may not require therapy

subclinical hypothyroidism

A mild elevation of serum thyrotropin level without overt symptoms or signs of thyroid insufficiency. It occurs in 5% to 20% of women over 60 and about the same percentage of men over 75.
See also: hypothyroidism
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Comparison of dyslipidemia between overt and subclinical hypothyroidism.
The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism at different total plasma cholesterol levels in middle aged men and women: a need for case-finding?
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Given the lack of a clear guideline on this matter and the required standardization among researchers, the present study aimed to examine whether patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, defined as TSH concentrations [greater than or equal to]4.
As far as the risk of heart disease, where much of the treatment debate is focused, she pointed out that, while there is an association between congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and subclinical hypothyroidism, Mrs.
In children with Hashimoto thyroiditis, L-thyroxine treatment is given to the subjects with overt and subclinical hypothyroidism.
Subclinical hypothyroidism has been associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk factors, markers of inflammation, vascular reactivity, endothelial function, and carotid intima media thickness.
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Subclinical hypothyroidism as well as disorders of prolactin secretion may play a role in infertility [3].
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