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:Lifestyle changesMedications
Surgery cannot treat hypothyroidism.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD
- Review Date: 03/2019 -
- Update Date: 05/20/2019 -