Conditions and Diseases: Endocrine Disorders: Thyroid: Seniors
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HealthCentral - Thyroid Screening Urged For Older Women
Females over 50 years of age should be screened once every 5 years for thyroid disorders.
Thyroid Disease in Late Life
The symptoms of a thyroid disorder in an elderly person are often different from those in a younger person.
Postgraduate Medicine: Managing thyroid dysfunction in the elderly
Answers to seven common questions and understanding current treatment recommendations for both overt and subclinical thyroid dysfunction.
Entrez PubMed - Subclinical hyperthyroidism and the risk of dementia
The first prospective study to suggest that subclinical hyperthyroidism in the elderly increases the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
AACE - Thyroid Through the Ages: The Senior Years
Symptoms such as fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, insomnia, and changes in appetite and weight may not be a normal part of aging.
Thyroid Disorders in the Older Patient
Brochure for the elderly that describes the treatment and what to expect.
HealthDay - Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid
Dutch researchers report that the very old do not experience adverse effects and may even live longer than those with normally functioning glands.
JAMA - Abstract: Thyroid Status, Disability and Cognitive Function, and Survival in Old Age
Despite the outcomes of randomized controlled trials, general clinical opinion favors screening and treatment of elderly individuals with subclinical thyroid disorders.
The Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Spontaneous Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Patients Older than 55 Years: An Analysis of Natural Course and Risk Factors for the Development of Overt Thyroid Failure.
Current controversies in endocrinology: screening of asymptomatic elderly for subclinical hypothyroidism.
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