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What are the findings from the thyroid report? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Nov-2013
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Doctor:good evening
User:Good evening Doctor
User:During my recent visit to an eye specialist, I was asked to get some lab tests
User:The lab results show as below
User:Blood glucose (F) 73 mg/dl
User:Blood Glucose (PP)- 101 mg/dl
Doctor:I think you have posted a query for the same
Doctor:isn't it?
User:Yes.. I wanted to chat.. but clicked on submitting a query online... not good with technology
Doctor:hmm ok
Doctor:Shall we continue here and delete that query?
User:Sure Doctor
Doctor:please proceed further
Doctor:your above reports are normal
User:Serum total T3 - 106.22
User:Serum T4- 11
User:Serum TSH - 6.11
Doctor:report of TSH is high
User:Lab tech told that I should consult a doctor for further diagnosis
Doctor:is this yours?
User:Yes mine
Doctor:Are you XXXX?
User:That's correct
Doctor:Yes, you probably need medications for this
Doctor:hence it is right that you have to a consult a thyroid specialist
User:What does this report indicate?
Doctor:The specialist can prescribe you the right dosage of the drugs
Doctor:It indicates low functioning thyroid
Doctor:There is no enough thyroid hormone within you
User:Ohh.. Any symptoms which I can correlate with it
User:What impact does it give?
Doctor:tiredness is the important symptoms
Doctor:Feeling weak
Doctor:lack of energy
Doctor:Increased weight
Doctor:loss of hair
Doctor:it decreases your stamina for daily work
User:I do have these... particularly stubborn weight, hair loss and skin rashes
Doctor:these are all signs of low thyroid
User:Apart from medicine, how should I change my lifestyle?
Doctor:regular physical activity is recommended
Doctor:no dietary changes as such is required
Doctor:you should take the medicine
Doctor:and check the levels periodically
Doctor:once every 6 months
User:ok - medicine for long term or short term for containing?
Doctor:it is used for long term
Doctor:usually for life time
User:Doesn't sound good....My mother's family has history... would that have caused or my stress in work?
Doctor:both are causative
Doctor:yes, it doesn't
User:This explains.. many thanks Doctor.. sorry, I am asking too many questions
User:Any other advise for me Doctor?
Doctor:please consult an endocrinologist to get the medicine prescribed
User:Sure, Thank you very much once again... I will close the chat now.
Doctor:take care
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