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Could you tell me what's the best treatment for thyroid induced high cholesterol in women?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Treat the underlying: Hypothyroidism with synthroid (thyroxine) replacement. Also attention to diet and exercise.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Thyroid replacement : Levothyroxine is the treatment if your lipid abnormality is exclusively the result of hypothyroidism. Once your thyroid function tests are normal, any leftover lipid issues will need to be looked at as separate from your hypothyroidism.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Thyroid replacement: Treat the hypothyroidism with some combination of T4 (and possibly t3).
Last updated Jun 23, 2019


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