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What is myxedema coma?

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Hypothyroidism -- when the thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone -- causes symptoms such as fatigue, feeling cold, weight gain, dry skin, and sleepiness. When the levels of thyroid hormones become very low, the symptoms get worse and can lead to a serious condition called myxedema coma. Myxedema coma is a rare but life-threatening condition. People with hypothyroidism who are in or near a coma should be taken to an emergency department right away.

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