High Doses Of Thyroid Medications Raise Risk Of Fractures For Elderly, Study Published in British Medical Journal  
4/29/2011 10:59:04 AM

Medical News Today -- Patients on with an underactive thyroid taking medication require smaller amounts as they get older, if treatment levels are not adjusted their excessive doses considerably raise the likelihood of bone fractures, Canadian researchers revealed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal). The authors stress that patients need regular dose monitoring to check whether their treatments need altering.