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Precautions to be taken by a hypothyroid patient during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   today only i got my pregnancy test positive
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Congrats
Doctor :   Do you have a question
User :   yes
User :   i need to fly in the month of december for personal work from bangalore to delhi
User :   can i do that will there be any problem in doing so
Doctor :   There wont be any problem during air travel during pregnancy till 34 weeks
User :   also as i am a working woman what are the concerns in this case
User :   what precautions i need to take ?
Doctor :   Dont over stress yourself
User :   do i need to resign as i am hypothyroid as well
Doctor :   Inform your manager
User :   ok
Doctor :   Try to go on well laid roads
Doctor :   prefer a safe travel
Doctor :   Consult your endocrinologist
User :   ohh so travelling by road will be a big concern
Doctor :   for the thyroid
Doctor :   status
Doctor :   you may need to take extra thyroxine
Doctor :   during pregnancy
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is safe to travel by road
Doctor :   but see that it is on a well laid road and good vehicle
Doctor :   like car
User :   havng a hypothyroid problem what are the major problems i can face
Doctor :   You may not face any problem if you visit the doctor regularly according to the schedule follow up
Doctor :   and put the thyroid status under control
Doctor :   and checking it as and when advised
Doctor :   then the delivery shall be as normal as others
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   Remember that the thyroid status is more imp
User :   also what type of food and routine i need to follow
Doctor :   and the proper investigations
Doctor :   at right time
Doctor :   which will be guided by your doctor
User :   ohhh ok
Doctor :   Food is not different to others
Doctor :   avoid cabbage, cauliflower
User :   anyonther major thing which i need to take care initially
Doctor :   Low fat, high fibre diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Iron and folic acid supplements
Doctor :   are must
Doctor :   throughout
User :   people have suggested on many website that dont have papaya is that also i need to avoid
Doctor :   Folic acid supplements till 14 weeks
User :   ok i am taking those tablets
Doctor :   Papaya is also not advised
Doctor :   it is said to be causing abortion though no robust evidence is found
User :   what are good natural folic acid and iron suppliments
Doctor :   Take the supplements in the market wht are prescribed by doc
Doctor :   they suffice
User :   ok
User :   i am very prone to cough and cold will that cause any concerns
Doctor :   Dont take any medicines unless the doc prescribes
Doctor :   Over the counter medicines are to be avoided
Doctor :   Why are you prone to cough and cold
Doctor :   is the cause known?
User :   no i dont know about that
User :   i did the blood tests and all were normal
Doctor :   Find out the cause from your doctor
Doctor :   If it is allergic
Doctor :   then avoid the allergen
Doctor :   try to figure out what is the allergen
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Is it because of thyroid
User :   dont know
Doctor :   find it out
Doctor :   Just keep these things in mind all the time during pregnancy
User :   ok sure i will get that done from my doctor
User :   ok one more thing before i came to know about my pregnancy i was on ayurvedic medicine for skin infection and cough will that cause any problem
Doctor :   Always check your thyroid
Doctor :   status
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Do not take any medcine
Doctor :   if not suggested by doc
Doctor :   Pop up the Iron and folic acid pills
User :   i have already stopped that but taking those before will that cause any concerns
Doctor :   Maintain good and healthy diet regimen
Doctor :   Most of the ayurvedic preparations wont cause problem
Doctor :   but it may interfere with your current thyroid medicines
Doctor :   and the IROn and folic acid
User :   before some days i got the skin allergies at that time i have taken antibiotics and anti allergic like allegra and avil and few injections of viral
Doctor :   So check with yoru doctor
User :   ok i was just worried or that
User :   my prior treatments
Doctor :   anything else
Doctor :   You dont worry about the past treatments or the ayurvedic treatments
Doctor :   but make sure
Doctor :   you dont take any medicine without the notice of the doctor
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok
User :   i have stopped all of them
Doctor :   That is fine then
User :   thank a lot
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