HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS – MANAGEMENT
- Medications: Levothyroxine (eltroxin) often decreases the size of the goiter and is hence helpful even in patients with normal thyroid function. This is usually indicated if the goiter is pressing on the adjacent structure. 0.05-0.2 mg of Levothyroxine should be given daily in people with hypothyroidism and a large goiter.
- Surgery may be done if the pressure symptoms or unsightly enlargement of the gland persists even after trial of suppressive therapy (Levothyroxine).