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Question: How to fix hypothyroidism after thyroid being removed via surgery? A friend of mine have part of her thyroid being removed several years ago (not sure exactly why), and logically she's having hypothyroidism problem currently, although the doctor gave her medicine to meet the requirement. Anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks. Oh yes, she's been having bad mood and seems to forget simple things. She is also gaining weight, but unfortunately no none seem to be able to stop her from consuming hi-fat/cholesterol food. Is this common in such problem?

Answer: There is no way to fix the problem. She will be on a thyroid medication for the rest of her life. After you start synthroid it will take about 6 weeks for the medication to start really kicking in. I bet the reason she had part of her thyroid removed was due to hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Now that she doesn't have all of her thyroid it has become underactive. They do the procedure because it is much easier to treat hypothyroidism tan to treat hyperthroidism. I hope this helps. She just needs to take her medication at the same time every day and in a matter of a few weeks she will likely be okay. Tell her to take care of herself to. Eat right and exercise.

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