Important RCT data demonstrating that routine treatment with levothyroxine for subclinical hypothyroidism in adults aged 80 years and older was not associated with improved patient-reported quality of life outcome scores for hypothyroid symptoms
Treating subclinical hypothyroidism (high TSH, nl T4) in older patients had no benefit on symptoms such as fatigue and did not improve quality of life More evidence subclinical hypothyroidism should not be diagnoses or treated #geriatrics
Please, please, please stop studying subclinical hypothyroidism! We get it. We shouldn't screen for it or (routinely) treat it. Levothyroxine Treatment and Thyroid-Related Symptoms in Older Adults With Subclinical Hypothyroidism