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treatment regimen for hypothyroidism. It is also effective for lowering serum lipids.Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb that can increase thyroid function/activity.Glandular therapiescan be administered to increase and/or regulate the function and activity of the thyroid gland.Conventional TreatmentTreatment is aimed at replacing the thyroid hormone you are missing. Levothyroxine is the most commonly used medicine: You will be prescribed the lowest dose possible that relieves your symptoms and brings your blood hormone levels back to normal.Most people with an underactive thyroid will need to take this medicine for life. Your doctor may check your hormone levels every 2 to 3 months. After that, your thyroidhormone levels should be monitored at least once every year.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your provider if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism.If you are being treated for hypothyroidism, call your doctor if:oYou develop chest pain or rapid heartbeatoYou have an infectionoYour symptoms get worse or do not improve with treatmentoYou develop new symptoms
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