Hypothyroid Treatment usually consists of oral medication in the form of thyroid hormone drugs, which can help increase the thyroid levels required by the body. The endocrinologist would insist on visiting him/her to check if the treatment and the prescribed dosage are working or not. There are many hypothyroidism symptoms observed, including thinning of hair, the skin becoming dry with a yellowish tint and general weakness in the body and so on. Some specific thyroid symptoms in women can also be observed. These include irregular menstrual periods that can last more than 5 days and in some women very heavy discharge. Most of the symptoms develop slowly and it can affect women and men both and in rare cases children including infants as well. Once the thyroid hormone drugs are prescribed, the doctor will want to know if the thyroid levels have increased. A repeat blood test will be done after 2 weeks of medication to verify this and to regulate the dosage. This may be repeated after 6 to 8 weeks. The treatment might have to continue for long years to keep maintaining the thyroid hormone levels and to avoid the symptoms resurfacing. The effective medication ensures that the symptoms of hypothyroidism are completely taken care of. With the thyroid levels being maintained at the required levels, the person can lead normal life and periodical blood tests will help the doctor to increase/ decrease the dosage.
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