Myxedema Coma

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Myxedema Coma Quizzes & Trivia

Myxedema Coma is a health condition associated with decreased mental status. It is mainly caused by a considerable decrease in the level of thyroid hormone in the blood. Take up the quiz below and learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Myxedema coma is a loss of brain function as a result of severe, longstanding low level of thyroid hormone in the blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Myxedema coma is very common but can not cause death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is a symptom of hypothyroidism?
    • A. 

      Darker skin

    • B. 

      Lack of concentration

    • C. 

      Fatigue

    • D. 

      Weight loss

  • 4. 
    Most patients with myxedema coma have a history of heart disease, heart surgery, or radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    This/These can be certain sudden triggers of myxedema coma.
    • A. 

      Infections

    • B. 

      Excitement

    • C. 

      Broken Bone

    • D. 

      Drugs

    • E. 

      Heart Attack

    • F. 

      Trauma

  • 6. 
    Hypothermia, diffuculty breathing, severe mental changes, and the heart slowing are signs of myxedema coma.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How is myxedema coma treated?
    • A. 

      Most commonly, the thyroid hormone is replaced in patients.

    • B. 

      Assisting the patient to breathe and warming them to raise the body temperature to normal.

    • C. 

      Nothing medical is done, besides bed rest and drinking a lot of water.

  • 8. 
    If an individual has symptoms that concerns them, but has not been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, they should visit their health care practitioner to discuss their concerns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Myxedema coma is more frequent in what kind of people?
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Elderly

    • D. 

      Young

  • 10. 
    Myxedema coma is a life-threatening complication of hypothyroidism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False