In this article, you will know about Hypothyroidism and its treatment:

Hypothyroidism? What is it? From where it comes?

Like many other diseases and disorders, the origin of hypothyroidism is not from a particular source. There can be many causes of it (the under the working of thyroid) that becomes a problem that causes in the thyroid gland. These problems are often referred to as a "primary hypothyroidism". 

The second type of hypothyroidism is because of problems that act directly on the pituitary gland, The third type of hypothyroidism is a result of troubles that happen in the hypothalamus.  It is very important to know about the hypothyroidism, but before that, the first step is to break this word “hypothyroidism" in three words: primary, secondary and tertiary.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the very famous first type of hypothyroidism. This is an autoimmune problem in which the body's immune system starts to attack the thyroid that prevents it from making the proper amount of hormones. In order to overcome this problem, the thyroid needs to work harder that often results in enlarging the thyroid gland– that is also known as goiter

However, this problem can be easily controlled by the use of Levothyroxine (Synthroid) Sodium drug. Start taking it at an early stage of recognizing the medical condition.


Levothyroxine is basically prescribed as an anti-thyroid medicine that aims to show its action by making thyroid hormone in the body. Patients dealing with hypothyroidism (reduced thyroid hormone) can take this medicine for regulating the body's energy and metabolism.  This medicine can fulfill the lack of thyroid hormone in the body. It is also prescribed to patients with goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) that happens due to radiation treatment, surgery or cancer. Therefore this medicine maintains normal physical as the well psychological action of the body.

The mechanism of Levothyroxine is like as natural thyroxin in the body. In the portion of kidney and liver, T4 gets converted to T3. For increasing the solubility, thyroid hormones get connected to thyroid hormone binding protein and at the end to thyroxin. Therefore it works as replacements for natural working thyroxin, the difficulty of hypothyroidism get treated.

Levothyroxine is available in tablet formulation in different dosing strength of 25 mcg, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 300, 500 mcg at our website. For treating hypothyroidism issue, the advice dose of Levothyroxine100 to 125 mcg in divided dosing orally with an abundance of water. The highest dosing of Levothyroxine is 200 mcg. Levothyroxine works well, if taken on an empty stomach, you can take it half an hour before breakfast.

Levothyroxine may cause some of the side effects such as a headache, diarrhea, leg spasm, a sense of nervousness or bad temper, skin itchiness, muscle weakness.

See Also: - Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and Treatment with Levothyroxine

Preventive tips:

During the pregnancy, the dosing of Levothyroxine gets changed, so it is better to ask your doctor for it.  If you are sensitive to any component present in Levothyroxine then never take this medicine. Remember Levothyroxine cannot be given for treating obesity as it may cause a severe reaction.