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Thyroid test, any preventive steps to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am 31 yr male. I recently went for Thyroid test
User:The values for T3 = 97
User:T4 = 10.2
User:TSH = 5.26
User:It is by CLIA method.
User:Are they OK?
User:They are within the reference range.
User:But the TSH is little closer to the upperlimit of normal range.
Doctor:If within normal range, then they are ok
User:Do I need to take any particular preventive steps. As my mom got Thyroid problem recently.
Doctor:As long as it does not cross the limits, there is nothing uch to worry about.
Doctor:You may include iodine in your diet
Doctor:You may also get thyroid blood tests done every year
User:ok doctor. thank u very much.
Doctor:Usually prevention is of little help
Doctor:Hope I helped
Doctor:Do you have another question?
User:i am also overweight. I am 5.10 ht. My wt is 82 kg.
User:That's why I am worried.
Doctor:It may be because of other causes
Doctor:Since thyroid issues have been ruled out
User:How much shud I be ... Is 70 kg normal for my ht and age
Doctor:Yes around 70-75 kg
Doctor:You may try decreasing calories in your diet
User:ok doctor i will try to target that within 6 months
User:by exercise and diet.
User:thank u very much doctor.
Doctor:Avoid high calorie diet
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:I will close the chat window now
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