Treatment of Hypothyroidism28
A synthetic thyroid hormone containing Thyroxine Sodium is prescribed to the patient in the form of tablets.
After a few weeks of taking thyroxine sodium, usually the patient should notice a reduction in the symptoms.
Treatement of Hypothyroidism is usually life-long. It is recommended to change the thyroxine dose depending on certain patient factors like age, body weight and TSH levels.
Since different brands of Thyroxine have varying potency, it is important to let your doctor know if you are considering a change in brands.
Treatment of Hyperthyroidism28
Treatment of Hyperthyroidism varies as per the patient's age, physical condition and the severity of the disorder.
Anti-thyroid medications prevent the thyroid gland's ability to produce excessive hormones. Treatment generally lasts for almost a year but some patients may experience a relapse.
Radioactive Iodine Therapy is absorbed by the thyroid gland. This usually results in damaging or destroying the thyroid cells. The thyroid gland then shrinks and symptoms subside within 3-6 months.
Thyroidectomy is a surgical treatment in which the thyroid gland is removed partially or completely. This treatment is not used extensively because of several risks associated with it.