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.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2019 -
  • Update Date: 05/20/2019 -