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ICD-10 code: E03

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

What is Other Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition caused by an underactive thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolism. When the gland doesn't produce enough hormones, it causes hypothyroidism. However, there are different types of hypothyroidism, and one of them is other hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of Other Hypothyroidism

The symptoms of other hypothyroidism are similar to the symptoms of other types of hypothyroidism. They include:

  1. Weight gain
  2. Feeling tired or fatigued
  3. Depression
  4. Dry skin and hair
  5. Constipation
  6. Cold intolerance

However, other hypothyroidism has some unique symptoms as well. These include:

  1. High cholesterol levels
  2. Joint pain and stiffness
  3. Muscle weakness
  4. Memory problems
  5. Difficulty concentrating
Causes of Other Hypothyroidism

Other hypothyroidism is caused by different factors than primary hypothyroidism. Primary hypothyroidism is caused by a problem with the thyroid gland itself, while other hypothyroidism is caused by an issue with the pituitary gland or hypothalamus.

The pituitary gland produces a hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which tells the thyroid gland to produce hormones. If the pituitary gland isn't producing enough TSH, the thyroid gland won't produce enough hormones, causing other hypothyroidism. Similarly, the hypothalamus produces a hormone called thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), which tells the pituitary gland to produce TSH. If the hypothalamus isn't producing enough TRH, the pituitary gland won't produce enough TSH, causing other hypothyroidism.

Treatment for Other Hypothyroidism

The treatment for other hypothyroidism is similar to the treatment for primary hypothyroidism. The most common treatment is hormone replacement therapy, which involves taking a synthetic thyroid hormone called levothyroxine. This medication replaces the hormones that the thyroid gland isn't producing.

In addition to hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle changes can also help manage the symptoms of other hypothyroidism. These include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.


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