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Have thyroid problem. Swollen face, headaches. Is this normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i have thyroid problem, just now raised query...
User:can you able to check it
Doctor:Can you please type the query here
Doctor:Your query is confidential
Doctor:Take your time
User:As i said i had a thyroid problem last year in july
User:i did 2 test and on medication now
User:after doing the last test that is on yesterday... i got to know that i need a life time medication
Doctor:What are the medications that you are taking currently?
User:am currently taking Tab Eltroxin 75 mcg
User:before that i used to take 50 mcg
Doctor:Yes, this tablet is to be taken lifelong
Doctor:The dosage can be changed depending on the clinical response to the drug
User:i have a query that for wat deficiency that thyroid occur
User:Is ther any way like taking proper food i can reduce it further without taking on laterstage
Doctor:Most common cause for this is Iodine deficiency
Doctor:Yes, you should take minimum amount of iodized salt
Doctor:However, just dietary intake of iodine is not sufficient to cure the problem
User:Consulted doc says my glands have become functionless...
Doctor:That is the reason why most patients need lifelong supplementation in the form of Eltroxin
Doctor:It is ok
Doctor:You do not have to worry for that
Doctor:Please take the medicine Eltroxin and you will be fine
Doctor:Do not be disheartened
User:Due to this, will it affect me in future as am single now ...
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:sorry 28
Doctor:Thank you
User:at later stage whether this can become a genetic or so...
Doctor:Hypothyroidism causes problems in fertility
Doctor:It may cause difficulty in conceiving
User:My sis also has this problem when she ws carrying and had 2 abortions
Doctor:There is a genetic influence that causes Hypothyroidism
Doctor:It is usually hereditary too
User:Presently i still have slight headache, very difficult to wake up in the early morning & face will be swollened...
Doctor:These are typically seen in Hypothyroidism
User:since was taking this tab from past 3 months have reduced most of my symptoms, but then still have ther any other way by taking intake food i can control or you can suggest me
Doctor:Iodized salt is used everywhere to control Hypothyroidism
Doctor:There is no other specific dietary changes required
Doctor:or no dietary recommendations exist for Hypothyroidism
User:Ok.. Thank.
Doctor:Thank you too
User:it was really helpful talking to you...
Doctor:Take the treatment correctly
Doctor:Do not stop the treatment at any cost
Doctor:But, you can still lead a perfectly normal life
Doctor:I assure you that
User:sure...if i need any clarification on the i need to start from the begining or can ask directly without any previous conversation
User:next time
Doctor:They should be able to read it and continue the chat with you
Doctor:Is that all?
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye for now
User:you too..
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