How do I manage hypothyroidism on a daily basis?

In nearly every case, hypothyroidism is treated by taking synthetic thyroid hormone every day. When taken as prescribed, the symptoms of this condition usually are completely controlled. Treatment typically brings all the body's metabolic functions back to normal, and overall health and well-being improve.

The best way to manage hypothyroidism on a daily basis is to take your thyroid replacement medication as prescribed. Maintaining good followup with your doctor is important, as well as periodic monitoring of thyroid function labs.

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