Hyperthyroidism in the elderly

S. R. Gambert

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Hyperthyroidism must be considered whenever there is a change in an older person's physical or mental functioning. Screening tests will hopefully lead to an earlier diagnosis; however, the best way to recognize this problem early is to have a high index of suspicion and familiarity with appropriate thyroid function tests. Symptoms are notable for their atypical presentation with some elderly presenting in an apathetic state. The most common cause of thyrotoxicosis is a toxic nodular gland, and treatment usually requires radioiodine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in geriatric medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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