AGE: 49 years
WEIGHT: 76 kilograms/171 pounds
HEIGHT: 161.5 centmeters/5 feet 4 inches
Patient is complaining of weight gain, approximately 25 pounds in recent months, even though she has tried dieting. She feels sluggish and sleeps 14-16 hours a day.
Upon physical examination there was found to be a slight enlargement in the neck area, the patients skin is dry and her hair is course in texture. Blood tests revealed the following:
Levels of the hormone T4 (Thyroxine) were 3.2 micrograms/milliliter [normal is 4.8-11.2 micrograms/ml].
Levels of the hormone T.S.H. (Thyroid stimulating hormone) were elevated above the normal range.