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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.

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.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115914/Hypothyroidism-in-adults. 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