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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi!
User :   am just curious and worried abt my health
Doctor :   Can you elaborate your problem - what is worrying you?
User :   my weight
User :   basically am having thyroid
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and also sitting at work most of the time is leading me to put more weight
User :   there no activity that i do apart from workk n then home
User :   basically no exercise
User :   so just worried
User :   pls suggest what do i do
Doctor :   May I know your age, your current weight and height?
User :   hmm...29..5feet 3 and weight would be around 85
Doctor :   Since when are you suffering from thyroid problems?
Doctor :   Are you on regular treatment for the same?
User :   yes
User :   i do take 150 mg to tyroid tabs daily as suggested by teh doc
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your latest TSH values?
User :   i need to check an i donot have it rite now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Weight is a factors that is actually determined by genes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   But various external factors that includes your diet, lifestyle, hormonal factors play a significant role in modifying or probably overcoming the genetic factor.
User :   so, if i check with my generic history, i do not find any one in my fam as obese i am. so, what is it in my case?
User :   diet, yes am not cautios on my food habits
Doctor :   Right, hence you need to bring changes in all these 3 factors to reduce weight.
User :   lifestyle in the sense?
Doctor :   I'l explain that, but first and the most important is that
User :   hormonal facts how do they effect in my case?
Doctor :   you need to get your thyroid functions back to normal - hypothyroidism is a strong contender which can increase a persons body weight.
Doctor :   You need to monitor your TSH values regularly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ideally the value needs to be lower than 3.5.
User :   how do i get it to nrml
Doctor :   By means of thyroid supplements that you are taking.
User :   i guess am around 3.5 if i remember viewing my reports
User :   yes
Doctor :   That is good.
Doctor :   But how old is that report?
User :   but still my doc says that i need to take 150 mg
User :   proably 8 months old
Doctor :   Doctors recommend TSH tests every 6 months to year.
User :   ok then i shall have my lipid profile and tyroid levels get checked asap
Doctor :   The dose of the medication will be redued if the values fall below 0.5
Doctor :   The next step
User :   pls let me know
Doctor :   in reducing weight, if the TSH values are under control is diet modification.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Your diet needs to be planned according to your daily calorie requirement.
User :   yes i get it
Doctor :   If your diet is not well organised as it is not, you are doing no good as far as weight is concerned.
Doctor :   Since we also provide personalised diet plan
Doctor :   which is prepared by an expert nutritionist,
User :   I understand....Anyways Dr. AAAAAAA thank you for your time, i need to get back to work , shall check with the nutritionst shortly...Good day!!
Doctor :   I shall forward your case to them, they will counsel your diet and will help in organizing diet personalised as per your calorie needs
Doctor :   Before I conclude
Doctor :   along with this,
Doctor :   you will also need to start exercising to burn the extra bit of calorie stored.
Doctor :   Best form of exercises are cardio exercises- brisk walking, jogging or thread mill tests.
User :   i shall try to work out asap.
Doctor :   These exercises, with diet and proper medications will get your weight back to the right track.
Doctor :   I hope that is clear to you.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i do but need to be back at my desk... shall buzz in free time. thank you so very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Looking forward to hear from you.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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