Treatment of Thyroid Diseases
A Bhattacharyya and HM Buckler.
The treatment of thyroid diseases is relatively straightforward. True thyroid problems should be distinguished from sick euthyroid syndrome and due consideration, should be given to the patient’s age, gender, family and wishes in making treatment decisions. Treatment of thyroid diseases falls in to three main categories.
- Treatment of functional thyroid state, such as hypo- or hyperthyroidism.
- Treatment of aetiology, as in thyroid carcinomas.
- Treatment of goiter as a space-occupy-ing leion,ie, its effect on surrounding structures.
Hospital Pharmacist 2000;7:14-9.