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A 40-year-old member asked:

With hashimoto's disease how long does it take for the thyroid gland to get better?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Variable: It is hard to give a time frame: as soon as 6 wks as long as 6 months.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
With Medication: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland (painless). Lymphocytes enter the gland to cause inflammation and scarring. The damage is usually permanent. Fortunately, with the availability of thyroid hormone replacement, levothyroxine, it is a very easy condition to manage- 1 pill daily. It can take weeks to feel better after starting medicine, but it works!
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Last updated Jul 13, 2017

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