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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

  • Hypothyroidism. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: Updated February 27, 2012. Accessed November 20, 2012.

  • Hypothyroidism in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated November 19, 2012. Accessed November 20, 2012.

  • Roberts CG, Ladenson RW. Hypothyroidism. Lancet. 2004;363(9411):793-803.