Q: How is thyroid disease treated?
When treating thyroid disease at Premier Family Medical, whether under or overproduction of thyroid hormones, medications and surgery typically are used. Changes to diet and exercise can also assist in restoring hormonal balance. If the thyroid is overproducing hormones, it can be reduced or alleviated through radioactive iodine therapy, medications, or surgery. If the thyroid is under-producing hormones, the patient needs to take thyroid replacement hormones, such as levothyroxine, on a regular basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment with the doctor for treatment, contact Premier Family Medical today.