Treatments for Hypothyroidism
In the early stages of
The goal of treatment is to achieve a normal level of thyroid hormone in your body. You will have to take this medication indefinitely and have blood tests regularly (every 6 months) to be sure the dosage of your medicine is still adequate.
Treatment involves the following:
Currently, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of hypothyroidism.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists website. Available at: http://www.aace.com/ .
American Thyroid Association website. Available at: http://www.thyroid.org/ .
Roberts CG, Ladenson RW. Hypothyroidism. Lancet. 2004;363:793-803.
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