Diagnosis Code E03
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code E03 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- iodine-deficiency related hypothyroidism (E00-E02)
- postprocedural hypothyroidism (E89.0)
Information for Patients
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism. If your thyroid gland is not active enough, it does not make enough thyroid hormone to meet your body's needs. This condition is hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems, and those over 60 years old. Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes include thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, congenital hypothyroidism, surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid, radiation treatment of the thyroid, and some medicines.
The symptoms can vary from person to person. They may include
- Weight gain
- A puffy face
- Cold intolerance
- Joint and muscle pain
- Dry skin
- Dry, thinning hair
- Decreased sweating
- Heavy or irregular menstrual periods and fertility problems
- Slowed heart rate
To diagnose hypothyroidism, your doctor will do a physical exam, look at your symptoms, and do thyroid tests. Treatment is with synthetic thyroid hormone, taken every day.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto disease) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hashimoto's Disease - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Hypothyroidism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal hypothyroidism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Silent thyroiditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Subacute thyroiditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- T4 test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Thyroid Tests - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- TSH test (Medical Encyclopedia)