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Thyronorm medication for diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Gud afternoon
User :   i just have a small query
User :   i have Hypothyroidism
User :   and have been taking Thyronorm for last 7 months
User :   wanted to check for how long i have to take medicines
User :   recently went to the doctor and he wants me to continue with the medicines
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition.
Doctor :   Most often the treatment is a long standing one.
Doctor :   However the duration of the treatment will be based on how the TSH values are.
Doctor :   You will need frequent monitoring of TSH values.
Doctor :   The dose of the medication and the duration of the treatment will be constantly modified based on the TSH values.
Doctor :   At this point of time, I can only tell you that you will need the medications till the values of TSH normalises.
Doctor :   The need for further medications will be decided after looking at the TSH values.
User :   ok
User :   and is it true that i have to go for Thyroid profile test every 6 months
Doctor :   Yes, you will need frequent TSH values monitoring.
Doctor :   The dose of the medication will be modified accordingly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes
User :   yes one more doubt
User :   i have High BP as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it bcoz of Hypothyroidism
User :   i mean are they related
Doctor :   Hypertension and hypothyroidism are not related directly,
Doctor :   they are probably an entirely entity.
User :   ok
Doctor :   However, since I haven't physically examined you, I cannot give a more clear opinion with this regards.
Doctor :   Hope that is fine.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no problem
User :   thanks Doctor for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   this was really informative
Doctor :   Bye
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