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Purpose of T3, T4, T5 test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you today?
User :   I have one query? Can u help me to understand this?
Doctor :   sure please proceed
User :   Why is t3, t4,t5 test done?
Doctor :   this is for assessing thyroid status and to rule out conditions like hypothyroidism
Doctor :   May i know the reason y, u are interested to know about this ?
User :   actually my mom's legs were little swollen two weeks back. After prescribed medicine her legs are little better. Last time when the blood test was done, cholesterol level was 216 . now after visiting the doc he asked to do the test for all these.
Doctor :   ok
User :   hello doc.. you there
Doctor :   may i know whats her age ?
User :   around 50
Doctor :   and about her other medical conditions ?
User :   she was suffering from hypertension may be three months back. She has high pressure too but with controlled medicine everything is fine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what are the medicicines she is taking ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   I exactly don't remember... but I discussed about the medicine to one of the doctor through chat
User :   He said it was correct
User :   She don't stay with me
User :   she is in my native in Assam
Doctor :   let me go thru ur previous history
Doctor :   bear with me for a minute
User :   ok Doc
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   ya am here
Doctor :   ur doc has adviced the tests as low thyrpoid function is common in elderlya ge
User :   how to cure this? any particular diet?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   just get the tests done
User :   Ok thank you
User :   One more Question?
Doctor :   and based on the findings, she can be palced on some supplementary thyroid meds which will help u
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   She is suffering from knee joint pain may be from 1 month back. Is this the sign of knee arthritis?
Doctor :   yes, at age of 50 post osteoporosis can result in arthritis
Doctor :   i would , advice u calcium supplemenets and vitamin D caps as well
User :   Thank you so much for ur advice
Doctor :   if the symptms are severe, get a Xray of the affected knee to assess the severity
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will help to decide treatment as well
User :   Is this curable
Doctor :   curable - is difficult, but it can be controlled with effective care and support
Doctor :   since this is a chronic disorder due to damge of cartilage, cure is difficult
User :   Ok doc...I will all this things in my mind
User :   Thanks doctor
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