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 I use Synthroid (levothyroxine) for weight loss?
- Q Does Synthroid affect bone mineral density?
- Q What symptoms would show up if my Synthroid is replaced by levothyroxine?
- Q Does taking Synthroid or a generic thyroid medicine cause weight loss?
- Q What can happen if I stop taking Synthroid for a while?
- Q Can Synthroid be taken together with vitamin D and calcium?