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Have thyroid, want to know is it hyperthyroid and hypothyroid? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I have got thyriod more than 1 year
User:I want to know if I have got hyperthyroid or hypothyriod
User:how can I know the difference betwwen these 2 types?
Doctor:Hyperthyroid is when t3/t4 are higher than normal
Doctor:Hypothyroid is when t3/t4 are lower than normal
Doctor:The symptoms vary accordingly
Doctor:Hyperthyroid symptoms are Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite and the amount and type of food you eat remain the same or even increase
Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) — commonly more than 100 beats a minute — irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or pounding of your heart (palpitations)
Increased appetite
Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
User:ok,so I have got hyperthyroid
User:i ave got all the syptoms yo said above
User:fo both of them medication is the same
Doctor:The medicines are different
Doctor:We first need to do thyroid blood tests and ultrasnography of thyroid
User:I have got these tests done ,but I dont remember the results of it at the moment
User:but I am taking thyronorm 100 mg now
Doctor:It is taken in hypothyroidism
Doctor:But if you are having symptoms of hyperthyroidism, it means that your condition is improving and you need lesser dse of thyronorm
Doctor:You need to get tested again preferably under the supervision of a thyroid specialist
Doctor:Do you have a question here?
User:yeah,i am a bit confused
Doctor:Yes i thought so
Doctor:Go ahead
User:but the recent results showed that every thing is under control
Doctor:Clinically it doesnot seem that way
Doctor:When did you do the tests?
User:1 month back
Doctor:Since when are you having the symptoms?
User:it was more than a year that I had these symptoms
Doctor:There is some confusion
Doctor:The hypothyroid symptoms are Fatigue,
Increased sensitivity to cold,
Dry skin,
Unexplained weight gain,
Puffy face,
User:i think i should look at the reports
Doctor:Thyronorm is prescribed for hypthyroidism
User:I think I am confusing you
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:Today we will figure it out
User:I will get the reports and then chat with you again
Doctor:ok sure
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Should I close the chat window?
Doctor:Take care
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