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Poor metabolism, low sexual interests, hypothyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi, I have some preliminary questions regarding endocrinology
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   I want to talk to someone about markedly poor metabolism (despite regular and intensive exercise) and a very low sex drive for my age
Doctor :   whats ur age
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   24/M unmarried
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   whats ur height and weight
Doctor :   i will calculate ur BMI
User :   I am 5 feet 8 inches and 71 kilos
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ur BMI is 24
Doctor :   this is within normal limits
Doctor :   normal range is between
Doctor :   20-24.9
Doctor :   is ur sex drive reduced recently
Doctor :   or from the begining
User :   no, I've been seeing someone on and off for about three or four years now
Doctor :   ok
User :   and It's been quite poor for quite a while
Doctor :   do u have any other medical problems
Doctor :   or are you taking any medicines?
User :   no, I am not taking any medications
User :   I was diagnosed with slightly lower thryoid activity once though
Doctor :   when was the thyroid tests done
Doctor :   what was the levels
Doctor :   then
Doctor :   r u taking any medicine for your low thyroid levels
User :   If I remember correctly, the T3 and T4 levels were slightly higher
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was it done
User :   but I checked after a few months and they were in upper limits, but still within normal
User :   about a year and a half back
Doctor :   ok
User :   I also have some other suspectedly hormonal issues
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have dry skin?
User :   I used to run everyday and exercise a lot everyday, and was quite fit, though I still had some fat deposits predominantly along the chest and glutonous regions
Doctor :   do u feel lethargic?
User :   I have good stamina and energy. I run about 4-5 kilometers a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other problem u have
Doctor :   other than this
User :   no. I just put on weight extremely easily, in the wrong regions, and have a very poor sex drive
User :   other than that I'm absolutely healthy
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   nope
Doctor :   get ur thyroid tests done
User :   okay, should I see an endocrinologist for that?
Doctor :   ur problem could be due psycholoigcal as well
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   get the test done
Doctor :   and see endocrinologist
Doctor :   hypothyroidism do cause low sex drive
Doctor :   as well
Doctor :   so u can think of that as well
User :   are these relatively treatable
Doctor :   yes they are treatable
Doctor :   once the cause is known
Doctor :   Please fill this Feed back form I send, while I type the necessary information, say done when done.
User :   okay, can you tell me some website where I can find a good endocrinologist in Bangalore?
Doctor :   You can use the search a endocrinologist /hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area . If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
User :   ok. thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
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