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What do I need to know about caring for someone with thyroid disorders?

Be sure someone with a thyroid disorder is taking any medications as recommended by his or her doctor. Monitor symptoms to see if the dosage of medication needs to be altered, as sometimes the amount of thyroid hormone the body produces changes over time. Also be sure the person is getting enough iodine in his or her diet.

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