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Treatment of thyroid problem without medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   Hi, may I answer
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi..i have thyroid..what should i do..its hypo???
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   i am finding difficulty in reducing wt..
User :   26/f
Doctor :   Are you on any medications?
User :   yes..
User :   i want to know..can we cure without medication..
User :   just by reducing wt..
Doctor :   May I know your latest TSH values?
User :   6.4
User :   i am finding difficult in reducing wt..
User :   my wt is 69 and ht is 151 cm..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me suggest you.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   *brief you.
Doctor :   Symptoms of hypothyroidism such as weight problem can be treated by means of dietary modifications and physical exercises.
Doctor :   However hormonal disturbances can only be corrected by thyroxine supplements.
User :   do we have to take life long..i am not can we have problem in conciving child..
User :   i am feeling scared for that..
Doctor :   Hence both regular medical drugs, dietary changes and lifestyle changes including physical exercise should go side by side for proper treatment and reversal of the symptoms.
Doctor :   The duration of the treatment will depend on your TSH values.
User :   means what do think abt tsh is 6..
Doctor :   The values have to be regularly monitored and over a period of time with regular treatment, its possible to get the TSH to normal limits (referred to as euthyroid state)
User :   euthryoid mean??
Doctor :   where in you will be able to have a normal life, free of symptoms.
User :   can u give me a diet for reducing wt..
Doctor :   However, this unfortunately can be achieved most often by regular medication alone.
User :   i am doing rest..i am taking medication as well controlling on my diet and exercise..
Doctor :   Dietary changes needed will depend on your present BMI status and your present life style.
User :   can u give me a diet to reduce wt..
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take a diet counselling from our nutritionist who will help you in preparing a proper diet plan.
User :   alright..
User :   thank u ....
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes..
User :   can the medication be stopped..
Doctor :   Proceed.
User :   can we stop it when the wt is reduced..
Doctor :   Over a period of time, depending on the TSH levels, your medications will be reduced.
User :   ok..can we stop it..
Doctor :   And if the TSH levels are maintained in the normal limits(this is known as euthyroid state) without medications, then your medications may be stopped.
User :   oh..ok..thanks u so much..i am relieved..
Doctor :   There are better chances of this happening only if you follow your medications as regularly.
User :   thanks for the answer..yes..i will do that..
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   thanks..
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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