My thyroid gland was removed. Can it grow back?


When a total thyroidectomy is done, the whole thyroid gland is removed.

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What you need to know:

  • The thyroid hormones regulate how your body uses energy.
  • They affect breathing, the heart rate, temperature, the brain and nerves.
  • They also affect the muscles, the reproductive system, the gastrointestinal system, among others.

Dr Flo,
I had a complete thyroidectomy. Can the thyroid gland regenerate through nutrition so that I do not have to fully depend on thyroxine?


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