Treatments for Hypothyroidism
The goal of treatment is maintain a normal level of thyroid hormone in the body. This is done by taking a thyroid hormone replacement pill.
Surgery cannot treat hypothyroidism.
- 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. Accessed May 4, 2022.
- Hypothyroidism in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/hypothyroidism-in-adults. Accessed May 4, 2022.
- James P. Cornell, MD
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