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Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:My husband has a TSH level of 33 . Got diagnosed last week.
His weight is 80 Kgs , and height is 5 '6". He involves in office work a lot and litte bit stressed .
Excerise -NO,Water Intake- 1 Litre per day.

I need the info what thyroid he had menas HYPO/HYPER?
I need the complete diet instructions(Indian style) for leveling down the TSH .?
Amount or Level of excersie he should do?
Water Intake?
User:my questiuon is regarding thyroid
Doctor:Generally the normal TSH levels ranges between 0.3 to 5.5
Doctor:the values in microIU/L
Doctor:Can you verify if the value is 3.3 or 33.
User:Its 33
Doctor:If his TSH values are indeed 33 he has hypothyroidism.
Doctor:I would definitely suggest getting the test repeated at another reputed laboratory.
User:It examined through blood test , doctor sugested to take Thyronorm tablet 25 mg daily in the morning
User:oh..OKay Its HYPO thyroid
Doctor:Do you mean 25 microgram or milligram?
User:I am not sure.
User:I will check it and confirm and will get back to you
User:His weight is 80 Kgs , and height is 5 '6". He involves in office work a lot and litte bit stressed .Excerise -NO,Water Intake- 1 Litre per day.I need the info what thyroid he had menas HYPO/HYPER?I need the complete diet instructions(Indian style) for leveling down the TSH .?Amount or Level of excersie he should do?Water Intake?
Doctor:Thyronorm supplement is the right treatment for hypothyroidism, however I feel the dose is low if the TSH value is indeed 33 (not 3.3micrIU/L).
User:oh okk..
Doctor:Please verify the results again and if needed please repeat the test.
User:Can u explain me abt diet
Doctor:Coming back to the diet; he should restrict the amount of cabagge, cauliflower, turnip, broccoli, spinach, peaches, pears, radish and so on.
Doctor:It can impair the natural production of thyroid.
User:what about pulses and milk and oil foods?
Doctor:Peaches, peanuts, strawberries are other foods to be avoided.
Doctor:The aformentioned diet have been proven to reduce thyroid production.
Doctor:Other food products do not have any significant effects on thyroid production.
User:aformentioned diet means?
Doctor:I mean the listed food production - those I mentioned above are to be restricted.
User:oh okk
User:Then about excerise ? and water intake?
Doctor:Make sure he only takes iodinized salt.
User:oh sure
Doctor:Exercise and water intake have roles in reducing weight,
Doctor:but these don't have any significant effects as far as improving hypothyroidism is concerned.
Doctor:The most important factor while managing hypothyroidism is concerned is taking medications regularly and at strict times.
Doctor:For maximum benefits, he needs to take them the first thing as he gets up.
Doctor:On empty stomach is preferable.
User:hmm yes..
User:I have a basic question HYPO -means whether the thyroid galnd is functioning more or less?
Doctor:Besides these, it is also important that he has frequent blood test to monitor the TSH levels and titrate the dose accordingly.
User:oh sure
Doctor:Hypothyroidism means the thyroid hormones are produced in insignificant amounts.
Doctor:In simple terms the thyroid gland has reduced its functions.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:oh is it
User:hmm yes yes..
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:last question what about milk and curd intake he can take it normal way right! and also cold water, pizzas
Doctor:As I mentioned earlier., the food products which I listed have proven to cause reduced thyroid secretions.
Doctor:Rest have no significant effects on the thyroid secretion.
User:ok fine
Doctor:Therefore there are no other restrictions.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes..Thank you Doctor
User:I got the required information
User:Thank you
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Ya bye.
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