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Hashimotos Thyroiditis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   hi
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how can I help you?
User :   hello
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which doctor are you from the site?
User :   hello

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Means?
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I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   ok let me quickly check if you are there
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ok
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plz proceed
User :   ok cant find you feel free to send me a link if you have one

User :  
i have been told i have hashimotos
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ok
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so my thyroid is now 559 IU/ml
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for anti thyroidal peroxidase abs
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and 200 for anti thyroiglobulin abs
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ok
User :  
iam not very worried now but how do i keep this in check
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any diets etc?
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my diet used to be high in protein and lots of weight training excersise
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are you taking any medications?
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no
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what do u suggest to slow down progression if i have hashimotos
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it is a autoimmune disease
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you cannot slow it down as such
User :   as such?
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ok i dont want to irritate it
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ok
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the diet advised should consist of high proteins
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vitamins like A,C and B complex
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aha ok
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what about protein drinks
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i thought the protein would irritate it strange
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there are some vegetables called cruciferous vegetables
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like broccoli, cauliflower
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what about to much excerise no good or?
Doctor :   you can do moderate exercise
User :   ok
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no more then 1 hour
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take plenty of sea vegetables
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yes
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you should avoid tea, coffee, alcohol
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and even smoking
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ok
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i dont drink any of those anyway
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what about weight training can that irritate it
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lifting weights for 30 minutes
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per day
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there is no reported evidence
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but it is better to work on weights once or twice a week
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ok more running then
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yes
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eating tuna and fish is good right?
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yes
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but compared sea vegetables are more better
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like dulse, hijiki, and kombu
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plz provide your age
User :   hard to find those here in australia
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25
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gender
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26
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sorry male
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ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :  
so i shouldnt expect symptoms anytime soon
User :   i was told its mild
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yes
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if you will take the precautions
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it will take a long time to appear
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and is generally treatable
User :   the precuations are the ones u mentioned right?
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yes
User :   so protein drinks like P40
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shuld be no problem
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some are high in carbs
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i think i will stay away
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and eat what u said
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yes
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i believe this will work for you
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also iam going overseas so anything i should be aware of that will tell me my levels are getting worse
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as in symptoms
User :   or just get tests every 2 months or so
Doctor :   ok

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you mean that what are the initial symptoms that you will face
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yes
Doctor :   common symptoms are

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constipation, cramps in leg muscles
Doctor :   easy fatiguability
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hair loss at a fast rate
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does the hair grow back?
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you can yourself feel your heart beat even at resting condition
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yes
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frequent headaches
User :  
ok good that the hair grows back
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cold sensitivity
Doctor :   these are the common symptoms
User :  
ok so i better be fit to overcome them until i get the hormone
User :   i will be busy in the next 6 months so its good i have the information
Doctor :   yes

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ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no that is fine unless u have some web links to diets i can look at

Doctor :   At present I dont have but I can search and get back to you on your email

User :  
ok thank you
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Please fill the feedback form
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ok\
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Have you filled the feedback form?
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yes
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you want me to send details to your email id
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plz confirm details
User :   yes that is fine
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yes thats correct
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are they correct
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?
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ok
User :   goodbye will look forward to the email

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