December 1, 2015
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Myxedema Coma (cont.)

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How can myxedema coma be prevented?

The ideal way to manage this condition is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. An individual with hypothyroidism should visit their doctor regularly for follow-up and blood testing to be certain that their replacement dose is appropriate.

If an individual has symptoms that concerns them, but has not beendiagnosed with hypothyroidism, they should visit their health care practitioner to discuss their concerns and explore the option of testing for thyroid imbalance.

Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism


"Myxedema coma"

"Clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2015


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