Overt and ‘Subclinical’ Hypothyroidism in Women

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Abstract

Target Audience:

Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Family Physicians

Learning Objectives:

After completion of this article, the reader should be able to recall that hypothyroidism is a common disease in women, has many protean manifestations, and can be successfully diagnosed and treated; explain that the condition of subclinical hypothyroidism can be diagnosed and if treated can prevent many untoward complications; and state that there should be heightened awareness of the disease so that proper screening tests can be performed.

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