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Frequently Asked Questions
How are thyroid disorders diagnosed?
In most cases, we diagnose thyroid disorders based on a simple blood test. This blood test measures the level of thyroid stimulating hormone, or TSH, in the blood. If this level is abnormal, it may indicate that a patient has an underactive or overactive thyroid gland.
What treatments are available?
For patients with hypothyroidism, treatment usually involves taking a synthetic version of TSH to improve thyroid activity. For patients with hyperthyroidism, treatment options vary. Some of the treatments Diabetes Texas may recommend to patients with thyroid disorders include, but are not limited to:
Radioactive iodine to shrink the thyroid gland
Surgery to remove most of the thyroid gland