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 Does Synthroid affect bone mineral density?
- Q Does the change from Synthroid to a generic cause hives?
- Q How should I take Synthroid?
- Q Who should take Synthroid?
- Q Can I take multivitamins and milk with Synthroid?
- Q Is there a generic version of Synthroid?