Blood test showed low TSH value. What precaution and medication to follow? - Online Doctor Chats
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I recently went through a Master Health Checkup program and my reports indicate that my TSH levels are
thyroid stimulating hormone
It seems like a hyperthyroid state
yes...even the physician that i consulted told the same
are there any other tests that i need to take
There seems like there is excess thyroid hormones
You may have to take anti-thyroid drugs for the same
sometimes surgery can be opted too
These are anti-thyroid drugs
can this be corrected with medicines ?
It can be correctedd
is this level too low
how long will it take to cure..
It will take a minimum of 6 months to show improvement
It is definitely low
is it just for a course or should i take the drugs lifelong to maintain ?
Hyperthyroid states are better treated by surgery
so that you do not need to take the medicines longer
what kind of surgery would it be
Radioiodine ablation is also done
It is invasive
can u explain in smple terms
In simple terms
The thyroid tissue which is over active is destroyed using radio-iodine or it is removed by surgery
It is an elective procedure
how long will the surgery take
Surgery will take a few hours
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Are there any other tests that I should goa thru apart from TSH
what is t3 ,t4
T3 and T4 are free thyroid hormones in the blood
Please XXXXXXX a thyroid specialist
Whether to go in for medical management or to opt for surgery can be decided upon by him
Yes, you can XXXXXXX an endocrinologist
can you suggest some doctors
Please confirm your location
I am sorry
Which city is it?
where do you want to XXXXXXX the specialist
In chennai, right?
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Do you have more queries?
yes i have
symptoms of hyperthyroidism
There is mood fluctuations in Hyperthyroidism
can it be fatal if left untreated ?
i have some of these symptoms
I am sorry about that
is there any natural cure?
like with vegetables,fruit
It needs medical management
what causes this ?
i know it is overactive thyroid
It is idiopathic
my parents dont have any thyroid problems
It is not always hereditary
why does thyroid become overactive
sorry lot of why? tyoe of questions
It is fine
Thyroid becomes over active when there is increased demand by the body
like in pregnancy
when in stress
sometimes it just remains at that high
does this not get controlled when infections go out of the body
i mean the hormone levels
No, sometimes it remains high
The feedback mechanism is lost
More and more thyroid hormones are produced
is this fully curable without surgery?
or only controlled with medicines
Yes, it is possible
Is having TSH less than.01 XXXXXXX ?
It is not very XXXXXXX
though it is not a good value
a value of 0.3 is more appreciated
I did this test 4 weeks ago.Will that hold good ? or should i check it again
NO need to repeat the test again
you may repeat it after 6 months
are t3 t4 mandatory
will the specialist recomend
Yes, the specialist will recommend them if required
is there anything that you want to suggest to me ?
Please start taking the anti-thyroid drugs at the earliest
Yoga acts as an adjunct
Yes, it will help
do u recommend any asana?
Please continue to do it
I am sorry, I have no idea about it
as of now i have exhausted all my queries.Will be intouch
hope thecustcare team would send me the details of the endocrinologist
They will guide you
Thanks for consulting me
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sorry madam,came back to take notes o n the chat that i had previously
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thanks a lot ...Dr XXXXXXX answered all my questions
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