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Primary hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disease. Although the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism is often considered simple, there are large numbers of people with this condition who are suboptimally treated. Even in those people with hypothyroidism who are biochemically euthyroid on levothyroxine replacement there is a significant proportion who report poorer quality of life. This review explores the historical and current treatment options for hypothyroidism, reasons for and potential solutions to suboptimal treatment, and future possibilities in the treatment of hypothyroidism.

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Well spotted :-)


Interesting. It what stands out more for me is that it's a much prescribed drug, that the ranges should be narrower which would greatly increase the number needing treatment but there are very few knowledgeable doctors out there. That needs to be addressed. Doctors need to be able to correctly diagnose and then be able to confidently and knowledgeably treat the individuals.

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