Which dietary modifications are needed during the treatment of myxedema coma (crisis)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Most patients will be initially ill and will not be given any food by mouth. Many patients require nasogastric feeding, and if mechanical ventilation is prolonged, total parenteral nutrition may be required.


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