Treatments for Hypothyroidism

The goal of treatment is to reach and stay at a normal level of thyroid hormone in your body. This is reached by taking a thyroid hormone replacement pill.

You will likely need to take this for the rest of your life. The thyroid gland does not regrow.

You will be treated with:

Surgery cannot treat hypothyroidism.

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References:

Jonklaas J, Bianco AC, Bauer AJ, et al. Guidelines for the treatment of hypothyroidism. Thyroid. 2014 Dec;24(12):1670-751.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases/hypothyroidism. Updated August 2016. Accessed May 20, 2019.
Hypothyroidism in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated July 20, 2018. Accessed May 20, 2019.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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