Hypothyroidism | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my hypothyroidism?
  • Do I have Hashimoto’s disease?
  • What are the results of my blood test(s)? What do these results mean?
  • What is the best treatment option?
  • Will I need to take synthetic thyroid hormone? For how long? What are the side effects?
  • Am I at risk of having a medical emergency?
  • Am I at risk for any long-term health problems?

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/07