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Hypothyroidism Treatments: Prescription Medications for Thyroid Hormone Replacement

By January 3, 2008

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When the thyroid is underactive -- hypothyroidism -- the key medical treatment is thyroid hormone replacement with a prescription medication. Whether you're hypothyroid due to autoimmune disease like Hashimoto's disease, radioactive iodine treatment for Graves' disease/hyperthyroidism, congenital defects, or surgical removal, you need to replace the missing hormone, and that's where thyroid hormone drugs come in. I've put together a helpful overview of thyroid hormone replacement.

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