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Does Thyroid Medication Need to be Taken Lifelong?

Team Elda
October 19, 2023

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones, which are essential for regulating metabolism. When you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, your doctor will typically prescribe a medication called "thyroxine" which will help you to correct your thyroid hormone levels.

Some people with hypothyroidism will need to take medication for the rest of their lives. However, the dose may need to be adjusted over time based on regular blood tests to monitor your hormone levels. There are also times when your thyroid hormone levels get corrected over time and may be asked to discontinue the medication. It is important to understand that you should not discontinue the medication without medical advice.

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