Updated: Dec 7, 2022
Thyroid has an essential job to do within your body — releasing and controlling thyroid hormones that control metabolism. To return Thyroid hormone levels to normal, it can be done in a variety of ways and each specific treatment will depend on the cause of your thyroid condition.
If you have high levels of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism), treatment options can include:
Anti-thyroid drugs (methimazole and propylthiouracil): These are medications that stop your thyroid from making hormones.
Radioactive iodine: This treatment damages the cells of your thyroid, preventing it from making high levels of thyroid hormones.
Beta blockers: These medications don’t change the amount of hormones in your body, but they help control your symptoms.
Surgery: A more permanent form of treatment, your healthcare provider may surgically remove your thyroid (thyroidectomy). This will stop it from creating hormones. However, you will need to take thyroid replacement hormones for the rest of your life.
If you have low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism), the main treatment option is:
Thyroid replacement medication: This drug is a synthetic (man-made) way to add thyroid hormones back into your body. One drug that’s commonly used is called levothyroxine. By using medication, you can control thyroid disease and live a normal life.
Read our blog Thyroid FAQs to know more about effects and causes of Thyroid.
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