Underactive thyroid treatment with hormone substitution

An underactive thyroid treatment is generally preceded by taking day by day a hormone substitution tablets called levothyroxine.

Levothyroxine replaces the thyroxine hormone when your thyroid stimulating hormone levels is reduced.

You’ll, at first, have consistent blood tests until the right measurement of levothyroxine is achieved. This can take a short time to get right.

You may begin on a low dosage of levothyroxine, which may be expanded steadily, contingent upon how your body reacts. A few individuals begin to feel better not long after in the wake of starting treatment while others don’t see a change in their symptoms for a while.

Once you’re taking the right dosage, you’ll ordinarily have a blood test once every year to screen your hormone levels.

In the event that blood tests propose you may have an underactive thyroid, yet you don’t have any subclinical hypothyroidism symptoms or they’re extremely gentle, you may not require any treatment. In these cases, your GP will, for the most part, screen your hormone levels like clockwork and endorse levothyroxine in the event that you create symptoms.

Taking levothyroxine

In case you’re recommended levothyroxine, you ought to take one tablet in the meantime consistently. It’s typically suggested that you take the tablets in the morning, albeit a few individuals like to take them around evening time.

The viability of the tablets can be changed by different meds, supplements or sustenances, so they ought to be gulped with water on an unfilled stomach, and you ought to abstain from eating for 30 minutes a short time later.

On the off chance that you neglect to take a measurement, take it when you recollect if this is inside of a couple of hours of your standard time. On the off chance that you don’t recollect until later than this, avoid the dosage and take the following measurements at the typical time, unless exhorted generally by your specialist.


Levothyroxine doesn’t, as a rule, have any reactions, in light of the fact that the tablets essentially supplant a missing hormone.


Symptoms typically just happen in case you’re taking an excess of levothyroxine. This can bring about issues including sweating, mid-section torment, cerebral pains, looseness of the bowels and spewing.

Triiodothyronine (T3) treatment

In some countries, treatment for an underactive thyroid including a mix of levothyroxine and a hormone called triiodothyronine (T3) isn’t generally suggested, in light of the fact that studies have discovered no confirmation this is more successful.

There are additionally worries that taking both these hormone substitution meds may expand your danger of genuine symptoms, for example, an unpredictable pulse (arrhythmia) and powerless bones (osteoporosis).

Underactive thyroid and pregnancy

It’s vital for the wellbeing of you and your infant that an underactive thyroid is dealt with appropriately before you get to be pregnant.

Tell your GP in case you’re pregnant or attempting to wind up pregnant and you have hypothyroidism. They may elude you to an authority for treatment and observing amid your pregnancy.