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Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hypothyroidism can be primary - caused by a weak thyroid gland or secondary to other hormonal problems, like a pituitary problem. Or your thyroid can become dysfunctional secondary to high insulin, estrogen or cortisol.
If you have functional hypothyroidism, this problem can go undetected by routine screening tests. More extensive testing can often reveal abonormalities. This is very common.

In brief: Yes

Hypothyroidism can be primary - caused by a weak thyroid gland or secondary to other hormonal problems, like a pituitary problem. Or your thyroid can become dysfunctional secondary to high insulin, estrogen or cortisol.
If you have functional hypothyroidism, this problem can go undetected by routine screening tests. More extensive testing can often reveal abonormalities. This is very common.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

With moderate doses of thyroid hormone, subclinical hypothyroidism can be easily corrected without significant risk.

In brief: Yes

With moderate doses of thyroid hormone, subclinical hypothyroidism can be easily corrected without significant risk.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it is safe

Yes it is safe to treat as it ia only treated with small doses of Synthroid (thyroxine) to bring the TSH to normal level

In brief: Yes it is safe

Yes it is safe to treat as it ia only treated with small doses of Synthroid (thyroxine) to bring the TSH to normal level
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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