Managing thyroid disease in the elderly

C. O'Dell, J. E. Escher, S. R. Gambert

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The thyroid gland undergoes changes with normal aging. Although diseases of the thyroid gland are not uncommon at this time of life, atypical and nonspecific signs and symptoms lead to diagnostic difficulties and often a delay in diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, treatment must be individualized with appropriate follow-up. This review discusses normal changes and diseases of the thyroid gland common in the elderly patient. Specific medications used in therapy are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Geriatric Drug Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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