A 43-year-old member asked:
Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Usually hypothyroid: If your thyroid is not working (hypothyroidism), the hormones can easily be corrected with levothyroxine. Routine blood tests monitor the dose. If you are hyperthyroid, your doctor needs to determine the cause. Some causes resolve spontaneously, and others require thyroid suppressing medication, or radioactive iodine, or surgery. These treatments is best discussed with an endocrinologist.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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