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Over the past decade, doctors have become increasingly aggressive at initiating treatment for borderline hypothyroidism, possibly raising the risk for thyroid suppression as an unintended consequence, a new study suggests.

The American Thyroid Association recommends considering levothyroxine therapy at thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH; thyrotropin) levels of 10 mIU/L or lower if symptoms of hypothyroidism, positive thyroid autoantibodies, or evidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or heart failure are present. But starting levothyroxine at or below 10 mIU/L in those without symptoms may do more harm than good, it cautions.

Read more: Is Hypothyroidism Overdiagnosed and Overtreated?

Hội Nội Tiết- Đái Tháo Đường Miền Trung Việt Nam

Diabetes- Endocrinology- Metabolism Association of central Vietnam

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Năm xuất bản: 12/2010