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Endocrine Content Topics

• Hyperthyroidism
• Thyroid Storm • Hypercortisolism/
Cushing's/
• Thyroidectomy Steroid use
• Thyroid medical • Adrenal
treatments insufficiency/
• Hypothyroidism Adrenal crisis

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Mrs. Taylor is a 32 year old thin, anxious
woman brought in by her even more
concerned husband. She is diaphoretic,
tremulous, moves continuously in bed, is
having difficulty breathing and complaining of
feeling warm. She tells us “her heart is
pounding.” Over the past 2 weeks, she has
been unable to sleep, she has lost 7 lbs, and
her heart has been “pounding” at times, even
at rest. She said she had been told
“she might have a thyroid problem”