Having hair problems, weight changes, skin, menstrual problem. Hypo or hyper thyroid? - Online Doctor Chats
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I would like to ask you a few questions on thyroid.
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how to tell if I have hypo or hyper thyroid?
The major symptoms of thyroid are related to appetite - high/low, weight changes, hair problems, dry skin, menstrual problem and so on.
Most often these symptoms are very subtle and minor; and thyroid problems are picked up incidentally by testing blood samples.
Therefore if you suspect you or any of your associates to have thyroid problem, the best way to detect it is by undergoing test.
I have thyroid (after taking a test) the test says 6.680 thyroid stimulating hormone
some of the symptoms i have is weight gain, tierdness
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are weight gain despite low appetite, hair fall, dry skin, easy weakness/fatigue, menstrual irregularity.
so how long do i have to take medication?
Since you have some of the symptoms, you may be hypothyroid.
can the levels reduce during medication?? Because i have taken 100 tablets so far and want to know by when i should take the next test?
If the condition is due to an autoimmune condition, the symptoms would resolve in a few days and therefore medication will only be temporary.
However most often the condition could be due to unknown factors or due to dietary deficiency.
In such cases, medicines are given indefinitely.
how can we tell if it is autoimmune condition??
Based on the TSH level further medication can be determined.
TSH level will come down with 100 mg tablets.
Do not be worried.
to monitor the level, when do should I take the next test, or how often should i take the test.
The cause of the condition - whether it is related to autoimmune or not will be determined by further testing.
TSH level should be monitored once in 3-6 months.
If TSH level is getting controlled, future testing can be either once or twice annually.
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yes i have understood. Thank you. yes another last question, will the weight gain r medication?educe during
Yes, symptoms of hypothyroidism reduce with medication.
alright thank you.
Any more queries?
I have question on cholestrol
the same time i did the test for thyroid, i was told i also have cholestrol
How high is the cholesterol levels?
yes ldl- cholestrol 136.40
please tell me how high it is
because i dont know
The LDL level is marginally high.
I think this may be the effects of your weight.
HDL level should be above 45.
Both the values are marginally abnormal.
As I said, this may be the effects of weight.
People who are over weight can have abnormal cholesterol level.
With a low calorie/low fat diet as well as weight reduction, cholesterol levels come down.
So include those weight reducing habits, immediately in your life style.
I hope you do not drink alcohol.
mostly eat out
Try to cut down extra cheese, dressings, high calorie junks. Reduce fat and oils consumption.
Take plenty of fiber XXXXXXX food such as green vegetables and fruit.
Start physical exercise.
in the oils if i switched to olive oil willl that help
was doing yoga
With these life style changes and thyroid medication to control weight, you should be able to bring back thyroid to normal.
Among oil, it is better to take combined oil like olive oil with sunflower oil; or sunflower with safflower oil.
my periods are regulary though
Contraceptive drugs can alter body weight; but not all contracep.tives have effects on weight
Further, the pill you take may cause weight gain in you, but the same pill will have no effects in another women.
What I mean is that contraceptive pills can cause weight changes, but it would be difficult to predict which of them can cause weight gain in a particular individual.
If you are unable to lose weight, despite bring TSH values under limits and despite diet and exercise, then we can verify contraceptive pill.
Have you followed?
oh.. because i had recently changed the contraceptive pill according to my gynac]
thank you for clarifying my queries.
Do you have any more questions?
No. Not at the moment :) thank you again
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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