Medical News Summary: New device allows rapid testing for hypothyroidism


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About: New device allows rapid testing for hypothyroidism
Date: 28 December 2004
Source: Send 2 Press
Author: Christopher Simmons
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Send 2 Press): Thyroid disease afflicts many people and is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. A new hypothyroid diagnostic screening device (ThyroTest) has been approved for use by the FDA. The test takes only minutes compared to days for the previous testing method. An estimated 13 million people in America have the condition but are undiagnosed. The most common symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, weakness, dry skin, coarse skin, dry hair, coarse hair, depression, decreased libido, difficulty swallowing, increased cholesterol, heavy periods, irregular periods and difficulty falling pregnant.
URL: http://www.send2press.com/PRnetwire/pr04_122801-thyrotec.shtml
Related Disease Topics: Thyroid disease, Hypothyroidism
Related Symptom Topics: Weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, weakness, dry skin, coarse skin, dry hair, coarse hair, depression, decreased libido, difficulty swallowing, increased cholesterol, heavy periods, irregular periods and difficulty falling pregnant

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis and weight gain
  • Diagnosis and fatigue
  • Diagnosis and mood swings
  • Diagnosis and weakness
  • Diagnosis and dry skin
  • Diagnosis and coarse skin
  • Diagnosis and dry hair
  • Diagnosis and coarse hair
  • Diagnosis and depression
  • Diagnosis and decreased libido
  • Diagnosis and difficulty swallowing
  • Diagnosis and increased cholesterol
  • Diagnosis and heavy periods
  • Diagnosis and irregular periods and difficulty falling pregnant
  • Diagnosis and thyroid disease
  • Diagnosis and hypothyroidism
  • Underdiagnosed
  • Underdiagnosed and weight gain
  • Underdiagnosed and fatigue
  • Underdiagnosed and mood swings
  • Underdiagnosed and weakness
  • Underdiagnosed and dry skin
  • Underdiagnosed and coarse skin
  • Underdiagnosed and dry hair
  • Underdiagnosed and coarse hair
  • Underdiagnosed and depression
  • Underdiagnosed and decreased libido
  • Underdiagnosed and difficulty swallowing
  • Underdiagnosed and increased cholesterol
  • Underdiagnosed and heavy periods
  • Underdiagnosed and irregular periods and difficulty falling pregnant
  • Underdiagnosed and thyroid disease
  • Underdiagnosed and hypothyroidism

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