Synthroid treats thyroid nodules 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 thyroid nodules. Lowering TSH levels will have the opposite effect, reducing the size of thyroid nodules.
- Q Can Synthroid be taken together with vitamin D and calcium?
- Q Does taking Synthroid or a generic thyroid medicine cause weight loss?
- Q How should I take Synthroid?
- Q Does Synthroid affect bone mineral density?
- Q Can synthroid interact with my cholesterol lowering medications?
- Q Is weight gain a side effect of Synthroid?