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Lifestyle Changes to Manage Hypothyroidism

Once you start taking thyroid hormone replacement, it may take time before your thyroid function becomes normal. You will need to have blood tests until your thyroid levels are normal.

If you are considering taking iodine-containing supplements, such as kelp, talk to your doctor before doing so.

Revision Information

  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases/hypothyroidism. Updated August 2016. Accessed February 20, 2017.

  • Hypothyroidism in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115914/Hypothyroidism-in-adults. Updated July 12, 2016. Accessed February 20, 2017.