U.S. Pharmacist Hypothyroidism Update
December 27, 2018

Exercise and Quality of Life in Women Suffering From Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Subclinical hypothyroidism is defined by normal levels of thyroid hormones paired with elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone. Recent reports estimate the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism in the general population to be 4% to 10%, more commonly occurring in women, and current evidence supports a lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) score in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. Additionally, it is known that exercise is associated with a better HRQoL in multiple disease states. Read more.


Does Hemodialysis Affect
Thyroid Status?

Hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease, including those receiving hemodialysis. Despite the prevalence in this patient population, it is unknown whether thyroid status is a risk factor for impaired health-related quality of life or depression because few studies have examined the association of thyroid status with patient-centered outcomes in this population. One notable study investigates the impact of thyroid status in this patient population. Read more.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Associated With Incident Depression?
Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition in which peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range, yet serum thyroid-stimulating hormone levels are mildly elevated. There is a high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with depression, according to previously published data. In those studies, there have been inconclusive findings regarding this association; however, a recent study provides further insight on this topic. Read more.

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