Does Thyroid Hormone Treatment Benefit Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism?
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Defined as elevated thyrotropin with normal range free thyroxine
More common in women
Often treated with thyroid hormone, especially if women present with symptoms related to fatigue, constipation or weight gain
Feller et al. (JAMA, 2018) sought to determine whether thyroid hormone therapy was associated with improvement in quality of life and thyroid-related symptoms in individuals with subclinical hypothyroidism
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