Diagnosis

Planning and Treatment

Planning and Treatment

Treatment for thyroid disease depends on your specific condition and personal health. The goal is to return your thyroid hormone levels to a normal range. Learn about the different treatment options for common thyroid disorders below:

Hypothyroidism Treatment

Hypothyroidism is generally treated with a single daily dose of levothyroxine. The correct dosage can help return the thyroid balance to normal. Learn more about treatment options for hypothyroidism.

Hashimoto's Disease Treatment

If you have Hashimoto's disease, your health care professional uses several pieces of information to decide if levothyroxine is necessary, and if so, what levothyroxine dose to start you with. Learn more about treatment options for Hashimoto's disease.

Goiter, Nodule, and Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Treatment for goiters and nodules depends on the cause and symptoms. Thyroid cancer treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer. Learn more about treatment options for goiters, nodules, and thyroid cancer.

Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease Treatment

Hyperthyroid and Graves' disease treatment will depend on your age, health, case, and the severity of your condition. Learn more about treatment options for hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease.

Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

If you have thyroid eye disease, your health care professional may recommend that you also see an ophthalmologist, a health care professional who specializes in eye and vision care. Treatment for thyroid eye disease generally occurs in two phases:

  • Phase 1:┬áTreating active eye disease using medications to preserve sight.
  • Phase 2:┬áTreating permanent changes. This may require surgery to correct double vision, reduce swelling and eyelid retraction.

Learn more about treatment options for thyroid eye disease.