Treatment of manifest hypothyroidism
Manifest hypothyroidism should be treated with medication: Those affected must take levothyroxine (L-thyroxine) once a day, usually for life, to replace the missing thyroid hormones. This therapy must be monitored regularly and adjusted to the best individual dose. Levothyroxine has the same effect in the body as the natural thyroid hormones. Regular hormone intake generally causes the symptoms of hypothyroidism to disappear completely.
In rare cases, it is also possible to treat the cause of the disease directly and thus normalize thyroid function. However, this only works in special cases.
We offer the necessary expertise
When hypothyroidism is first diagnosed, it is important to clarify the situation precisely in order to determine the correct course of action. We have the necessary expertise and all modern examination facilities on site to ensure this. In complicated cases, we can also call in specialized specialists to provide you with the best treatment in every situation.
Treatment of latent hypothyroidism
In the case of latent hypothyroidism, certain laboratory values are abnormal, but the thyroid gland still produces sufficient hormones so that those affected have no symptoms. As a rule, no treatment is necessary if there are no symptoms. We discuss with patients on a case-by-case basis whether treatment is nevertheless advisable and necessary in special cases.