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Deep Dive Into Understanding Thyroid Disorders with SMNP Reviews

If you’re taking the NP board exam, you’ll want to be up to speed on thyroid disorders. But saying that’s a complicated subject could be the understatement of the year. A lot of students struggle with the topic, and if you’re one of them, no worries—we’ll break this all down for you!

This Sarah Michelle NP video, “Deep Dive Into Understanding Thyroid Disorders with SMNP Reviews,” is tailor-made with you in mind. In it, Jacklyn DelPrete (NP) covers what you need to know about thyroid disorders for the NP board exam, so you’ll crush it on the big day.

All About Thyroid Hormones

Jacklyn starts with a really great review of what thyroid hormones do in the body, the different types of thyroid hormones, such as the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), & triiodothyronine (T3).

Jacklyn also includes an overview of this tough topic of the thyroid biofeedback loop. She also reviews why the loop is considered a negative feedback loop, and the roles played by TSH, T4, and T3 within different thyroid disorders. It’s important stuff that could definitely be on the NP board exam, so be sure to check it out!

Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are also covered in a pretty comprehensive way, since those are the thyroid disorder topics that are likely to be on your upcoming NP board exam. Jacklyn breaks the discussion of each into causes (such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), why they need to be treated, and what treatment usually consists of.

Further Reading

If you’re looking for a solid presentation all about thyroid disorders, this video will be a good use of your time! It’s just one of many in the SMNP series designed to help you get ready for the NP board exam. Like and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up-to-date on all of the content we have to offer!

Plus, check out these other posts on the SMNP blog to continue with your NP board prep: