Synthroid treats thyroid cancer by reducing the levels of another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH is made in the pituitary gland, and it functions to make the thyroid gland produce more hormones. TSH stimulates the growth of thyroid cells, which can increase the cells that make up thyroid cancer. Lowering TSH levels will have the opposite effect, reducing the cells that make up thyroid cancer.
- Q How fast does Synthroid (levothyroxine) work?
- Q Can I experience side effects like palpitation by consuming Syndroid?
- Q Is there a generic version of Synthroid?
- Q Does Synthroid contain steroids which make it difficult to lose weight?
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of Synthroid (levothyroxine)?
- Q Can I take Armour Thyroid or Idoral instead of Synthroid?