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Weight loss with hypothyroid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   good morning
Doctor :   good mroning
Doctor :   good morning
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i want to know what is the remedy for weight loss with hypothroid?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   31, married, dependent no, 5.5 ft and 68 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am wrking also 6 days a week.
Doctor :   Take regular exercise. Physical activity is especially important if you suffer from hypothyroidism. It is essential in order to help speed up your metabolism and increase weight loss. A daily 30 minute workout, building up to 45 minutes is fine. If you currently take regular exercise, it will help to increase what you do by just 10 minutes extra per day
Doctor :   Make sure your thyroid levels are checked regularly, so your medication is kept at the correct dosage. Thyroid function can change quite quickly and needs to be monitored at least every 6 months.
Doctor :   i will give u tips to loose weight
User :   i do it regularly.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid caffeine drinks like coffee, cola; avoid stimulants like smoking and alcohol as these all effect the thyroid function.
Doctor :   Foods to eat LESS of as they may interfere with iodine uptake are: cabbage, AAAAAAA broccoli, kohirabi, mustard, lima beans, linseed, sweet potato, peanuts, soy products, so keep these to a minimum. You don't need to cut them out completely.
Doctor :   Foods that are helpful for the thyroid function are: carrots, spinach, apricots, asparagus, olive oil, avocado, sunflower seeds, whole grain cereals, bananas, oily fish, so choose meals that include these foods.
User :   ok
User :   i do exercise not very regular but often , and if normal person works like me he would durely loose 1-2 kg /month but i am not the case.
Doctor :   t is well documented that a diet low in iodine is associated with hypothyroidism or under-active thyroid. The best supply of iodine is from sea salt and seaweed. In Japan, for instance, the daily intake of iodine from seaweeds is estimated to average 3mg per day and thyroid disorders are known to be extremely rare. The American Food & Drug Administration has limited iodine in supplement form to 0.15mg although as much as 2,400 mg has been given daily to children for five years without any noticeable ill-health effects. However do NOT take ANY iodine supplements without first consulting your doctor because excessive amounts of iodine can also lead to hypothyroidism.
User :   iodine supplement?
Doctor :   yes
User :   like?
Doctor :   u can take the medicine as prescribed by ur doctor
Doctor :   regularly
User :   throxine 100
Doctor :   along with it have iodinised salt
Doctor :   ok
User :   anything else?
Doctor :   make sure u have regular follow up
User :   i do that
Doctor :   and check ur thyroid levels
Doctor :   every 6 months atleast
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   a moment han
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have 3 year kid he has got hurt on forehead , he has got bit sweeling, what should i do ?
User :   he often gets cold , how should i prevent it.
Doctor :   is it bleeding from the swelling
Doctor :   did he have vomiting as of now?
User :   no all ok behaviour ok
User :   nothing all normal
Doctor :   how big is the swelling
User :   little only
Doctor :   u can apply turmeric powder paste,
Doctor :   the swelling will come down
Doctor :   if ur baby will have vomiting
User :   ok t u.
Doctor :   please consult a paediatrician
User :   no no its already two days he had a fall in school
User :   ok
User :   i also have hair fall problem what should be done?
Doctor :   observe him for few more days
Doctor :   do u have dandruff
User :   yes
Doctor :   how long u have this problem and how many strands of hair u loose
User :   2 months and around 60-80 /day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its normal to lose 80-100 strands of hair
Doctor :   u can use this shampoo
Doctor :   SELSUN 2.5%
Doctor :   twice weekly for one month
User :   it will solve the problme
Doctor :   if u dont find any relief u can visit a dermatologist
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   yes
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