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Symptoms and tests for Hypothyroidism. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Dr. here.
User :   i have been feeling generally tired followed by body ache
Doctor :   How long have you been having this problem?
User :   i dont really work much but still i feel very tired at the end of the day
User :   its been few months now
Doctor :   What work do you do/ how old are you?
User :   i have a desk job and am 25
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are there any specific points that ache?
User :   I have got tested for anaemia
User :   not anaemic
Doctor :   ok
User :   my back and shoulder
Doctor :   Have you ever had any other health problems?
Doctor :   do you spend a lot of time on the computer?
User :   nothing specific.. sometimes throa infections
Doctor :   ok
User :   not really
Doctor :   How is your appetite?
User :   i mean at the comp
Doctor :   ok
User :   appetite is good sometimes, sometimes its bad
Doctor :   What is your ht/wt?
Doctor :   do you get regular exercise?
User :   5 ft and 50 kg i think
User :   i dont exactly exercise, bit i do walk a bit
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How much do you walk?
User :   maybe 2 km a day, sometimes more
Doctor :   Thats very good
User :   oh is it
Doctor :   Do you generally feel that you might have put on a little bit of weight?
Doctor :   or feel intolerance to cold?
User :   i had in between, now i have reduced... i am neither fat nor thin
User :   yes intolerance to cold is there
User :   i am always wearing a jacket
User :   because i feel cold
Doctor :   Ok :)
Doctor :   Now
Doctor :   Which place are you from?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   From what you've told me
Doctor :   we have to make sure that you do not have hypothroidism
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   it is a condition in which the thyroid hormone secretion
Doctor :   is less that normal
Doctor :   It is a very common condition among women
User :   and that meakes you tired?
Doctor :   It gives you feeling of lethargy- l
Doctor :   that is - tiredness/ find it difficult to work normally
Doctor :   Decreased appetie but do not lose wt
Doctor :   Increased feeling of cold
Doctor :   you are more comfortable when it is hot weather
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   It can be diagnosed by a simple blood test.
User :   yes
Doctor :   The TSH test.
User :   so i need to get a blood test done
User :   ok
User :   what is the treatment for it?
Doctor :   Yes. this one only
User :   i mean if i have that?
Doctor :   There are tablets that you have to take daily.
Doctor :   It is an extremely common problem among women.
Doctor :   you dont have to worry too much abt it
User :   and what causes it?
Doctor :   It is usually becuase of decreased intake of iodine
Doctor :   It is common in women because they req more iodine
User :   even after having iodised salt?
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   I'm not saying you defnitely have a problem
Doctor :   Its better to get that problem ruled out
User :   what can be other reasons for my condition?
Doctor :   because if it is present then it has to be treated promptly
Doctor :   Anemia which you have already ruled out
User :   ok
Doctor :   Or if you are restricting the amount you eat
Doctor :   if you are on a strict diet.
User :   I am not on a diet. so will get my blood tested and get back to you
User :   you are available on which days?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can Help you with?
Doctor :   all days
User :   ok then
User :   will get back to you afetr my stests
Doctor :   around the same time
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   you're welcome.
Doctor :   bye, have a nice day.
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