Am J Gerontol Geriatr | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Hyperthyroidism in the Elderly: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

Barrera VC, Lim SC

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

*Correspondance to: Lim SC 

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Hyperthyroidism is a common disorder among the elderly. However, for the clinician it is often difficult to confidently make a clinical diagnosis. The excess thyroid hormone affects homeostasis of the heart, leading to high-output heart failure and eventually, dilated cardiomyopathy. The author discussed how hyperthyroidism affects cardiovascular pathophysiology, examine the complications caused by excess thyroid hormone discussed the complications and other available treatment options in the elderly patient.


Hyperthyroidism; Cholestatic jaundice; Carbimazole; Lithium


Barrera VC, Lim SC. Hyperthyroidism in the Elderly: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Am J Gerentol Geriatr. 2020; 3(1): 1021.

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