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Were you looking for information on Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidsm is a common misspelling of hypothyroidism.
The symptoms seen with an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, vary from person to person and can include such things as joint pain, irregular menstrual periods, dry skin, coarse hair, and brittle nails. Because these symptoms are shared with other conditions, hypothyroidism must be diagnosed using a blood test. This test measures the amount of thyroid hormones -- namely TSH and T4.
If a diagnosis of hypothyroidism is confirmed, treatment generally involves medications. Commonly prescribed ones include levothyroxine, Levoxyl®, Synthroid®, Levothroid®, and Unithroid®. They work by restoring the levels of TSH and T4 hormones to normal. These drugs often relieve symptoms in as little as two weeks; however, it can take six to eight weeks for thyroid levels to return to normal.
(Click Hypothyroidism to learn more about how this condition is treated and how long it lasts, additional symptoms to be aware of, possible causes, and the different types of hypothyroidism. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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