In the early stages of
, there is no specific treatment. However, most people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, after treatment for hyperthyroidism with radiation or surgery, eventually develop hypothyroidism. At that point, you will need to start taking medication that replaces the thyroid hormone your thyroid is not naturally producing.
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.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a