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Treatments for Acquired hypothyroidism

Treatment List for Acquired hypothyroidism

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Acquired hypothyroidism includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Levothyroxine
  • Treatment of acquired hypothyroidism depends upon the underlying cause of the problem and the severity of symptoms. Treatments include:
    • Observation - mild abnormalities may resolve without therapy over a few months and tests should be repeated to monitor
    • Cessation of drugs that may be causing the problem - eg lithium, amiodarone
    • Iodine - for cases associated with iodine deficiency
    • Thyroxine replacement therapy
    • Surgery - rarely goitre may accompany hypothyroidism, and it is removed due to symptoms arsing from its size. The patient will still require treatment with thyroxine
    • Glucocorticoid treatment for patients with other hormone deficiencies caused by pituitary or hypothalamic dysfunction that has also resulted in hypothyroidism

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