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Approach to Common Thyroid Disorders

Identify something from the PriMed video( transcrip of the video below) Approach to Common Thyroid Disorders, that you found useful. Explain how you will apply it with patients.Transcript of Approach to Common Thyroid Disorders video:I want to go through three learning objectivesidentify risk factors for hypothyroidism, especially since we are seeing a lot more people getting atrial fibrillation, thats up in the 20th percentile as you get into the 70s, so theres a lot of atrial fibrillation out there in the 80s and a lot of us are going to live to 100, so there will be a large population of people getting atrial fibrillation. I want to talk to you about why its important in the hospital not just a measure TSH but to get a free T4 on patients. If there are any mental status issues are dementia, make sure you check a free T4. Lastly, I will talk a little bit about what to do about these mildly elevated TSHs that we think may be causing symptoms or maybe theyre not.Slide 4:To start with, this is a goiter. You can kind of see itnice, large goiter. You can see this in the mall when youre walking down the mall. You see a lot of people with goiters. Its not very uncommonSlide 5:But when you raise your hands like this and you get short of breath, its actually called thyroid cork. Thyroid cork is not uncommon, but it can be seen.Slide 6:Heres a picture of the thyroid. You can see this nasty -looking thyroid. That means biopsied by the way, but it pushes back and it closes off the breathing apparatus here so you lose your breath, so this is not an uncommon finding for people with large goiters.