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Hypothyroidism, symptoms and monitoring - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi, i am having thyroid problem. can anyone there to solve my queries?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   my thyroid T3 and T4 values are showing more value than normal value
User :   do i require to go for a life long treatment or can be cured in short term
Doctor :Long treatment is required
Doctor :   but monitoring is more important
User :   oho
Doctor :   initially more frequent monitoring with Thyroid profile
Doctor :   to set the right dose for you
User :   ok
Doctor :   After some time the required concentration of thyroid hormone
Doctor :   achieves in your body
Doctor :   to set the activities right for you
Doctor :   in your body cells
User :   ok
Doctor :   You have to note down some symptoms
Doctor :   like excessive sweating, palpitations
User :   ok
Doctor :   excessive hunger in the initials days
User :   ok
Doctor :   and report to the doctor
Doctor :   because the doctor can reduce the dose then
Doctor :   Usually it is started with low doses with 25 to 50 micro gms
Doctor :   and increased gradually
Doctor :   to achieve the correct dose
User :   ok
Doctor :   Later with frequent thyroid profile and lipid profiles
Doctor :   once in 6 months
User :   ok
Doctor :   and check ups with the doctor do all good
Doctor :   After few years depending on the response the doctor may reduce the dose
User :   can these treatment expenses be reimbursed thro ICICI lombard policy?
Doctor :   But almost all the patient will require a lifelong or long term therapy
Doctor :   That you have to ask the Insurance agent
User :   ok
Doctor :   I am only a doctor
User :   ok
User :   sorry
Doctor :   Did you follow all my advised
Doctor :   Any questions
User :   yes
User :   i have started last month only
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   continue and keep an eye on the symptoms
User :   i have to go for a continous treatment from this month onwards
Doctor :   i told and report to the docotr
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   EWHat is your age
User :   will this give a side effect in my body?
User :   my age is 34
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   You have to watch for what I said
Doctor :   because sometimes the dose might be more
User :   will thyroid give side effect in my body?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   That is why you are put on the thyroid supplements
User :   oho
Doctor :   so thast you do not have those effects of less hormone
User :   can you please list out the side effects?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
User :   ok
Doctor :   Less hunger, increased weight,
Doctor :   Tiredness
Doctor :   water retention in the body
Doctor :   Swelling in the neck
Doctor :   etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   Mental obtundation
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Increased sleep
Doctor :   Thanks for consult
Doctor :   Bye for now
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