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Treatments for Hypothyroidism

The goal of treatment is to get a normal level of thyroid hormone in your body. This is checked using a routine thyroid function blood test called a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). A normal range is around 0.4-4.5 mIU/L. This is reached by taking a replacement thyroid hormone by pill.

You will likely need thyroid hormone replacement for the rest of your life. The thyroid gland does not regrow.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedications

There are no surgical procedures to treat hypothyroidism.

Revision Information

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  • Hypothyroidism. National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service website. Available at: . Updated February 27, 2012. Accessed November 20, 2012.

  • Roberts CG, Ladenson RW. Hypothyroidism. Lancet . 2004;363:793-803.

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