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 Should I use Synthroid to help me lose weight?
- Q Is there a generic version of Synthroid?
- Q Who should not take Synthroid?
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of Synthroid (levothyroxine)?
- Q Does the change from Synthroid to a generic cause hives?
- Q What are the possible side effects of stopping Synthroid?