The ICD 10 code is used by doctors to document problems like Hypothyroidism. The ICD 10 code for hypothyroidism is used to indicate a diagnosis of hypothyroidism listed by the World Health Organization under a range of Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases.
It consists of the following Codes
- E01.8 for iodine deficiency for thyroid-related disorders and other allied conditions
- E02 for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism
- E03 for other hypothyroidism
- E03.0 for congenital hypothyroidism with diffuse goiter
- E03.1 for congenital hypothyroidism excluding goiter
- E03.2 for hypothyroidism that happens because of medicaments
- E03.3 for post-infectious hypothyroidism
- E03.4 for atrophy of the thyroid
- E03.5 for Myxedema coma
- E03.8 for specified hypothyroidism
- E03.9 for unspecified hypothyroidism
- E89.0 for postprocedural hypothyroidism
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a common and lifelong health condition that cannot be prevented. It can basically be defined as the situation where the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones for maintaining good health.
These hormones that are released by the thyroid gland help in regulating the body and providing energy to almost every organ present in the body.
Besides that, it also promotes the health of the heart and the working of the digestive system. Hypothyroidism is caused due to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis which is an autoimmune condition.
The risk of hypothyroidism is higher in women and people who are 60 years of age, can go under such health hazards. Even the ones with a family history of hypothyroidism or who are going through any kind of autoimmune conditions like type 1 diabetes are likely to get hypothyroidism as well.
What Complications One Might Suffer in Hypothyroidism?
If a person develops hypothyroidism then chances are that the person will suffer from the complications that are mentioned below.
- Balance problems
- Heart problems
- Joint pains
- Mental illness
- Obesity and
- Peripheral neuropathy
If a pregnant lady suffers from hypothyroidism then the chances of affecting the baby in different ways are high. It is possible that the child can be born with undeveloped mental health.
What are the Common Signs of Hypothyroidism?
The signs of hypothyroidism can vary from one person to another where the early symptoms can include gaining weight and fatigue. Other than that, some of the common signs of hypothyroidism include,
- Sensitive face
- Weight gain
- Feeling cold
- Less sweating
- Reduced heart rate
- Dry skin and hair
- Menstrual problems
- Problems with Fertility
- Pain in joints
- Weakness in muscles and more
Sometimes the symptoms are hard to find but they might get easily identified as the thyroid slows down. Though the problem is lifelong it can be maintained if treated properly and through regular medication help.
The main aim of the treatment for hypothyroidism includes reduction and normalization in the production of thyroid hormones. Make sure that you take the medications regularly as prescribed by the doctor to avoid the complications from coming back again.
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