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What is Hypothyroidism? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Sep-2013
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Doctor:good morning
Doctor:please proceed
User:hi morning doc
User:the injection is Bonmax PTH
Doctor:I see
Doctor:it is a bisphosphonate that is used to treat osteoporosis
User:so this is the treatment recommended for next 3 months
Doctor:Your mother would definitely benefit by this drug
Doctor:Please go ahead with the treatmnet
User:so anything else that needs to be taken care of?
Doctor:Please give me a moment while I recheck the reports that you sent yesterday
Doctor:Please get her serum calcium levels checked
User:sure doc
Doctor:Vitamin D and PTH are low
Doctor:After getting serum calcium checked
Doctor:We can decide on the further management
Doctor:Let she take the injections for next 3 months
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:We need to rule out Hypoparathyroidism too
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User:was stuck in some work
User:what is Hypoparathroidism
User:may I know pls
Doctor:it is low PTH hormone
Doctor:The parathyroid gland may not be producing adequate PTH hormone
Doctor:let me tell you briefly
Doctor:Serum Calcium, Vitamin D and PTH hormone are interconnected
Doctor:If one is affected, the other two are affected too
Doctor:So, we need to manage accordingly based on the test results
Doctor:An endocrinologist can do a better job with this
User:will get her serum calcium test done
Doctor:in your mother serum calcium is missing
Doctor:after this test, you can get back to her doctor
Doctor:Also continue the bonmax injection
User:sorry but who would be edocrinologist?
Doctor:An endocrinologist is a specialist doctor who deals with hormones like PTH hormone
Doctor:Since your mother has risk for fracture, both endocrinologist and orthopedician should work together for your mother
User:thanks doc for such useful information
User:appreciate it
Doctor:pleasure is mine :)
Doctor:I am glad to be of help
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:no doc
User:thanks very much
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:Wish your mother good health and to you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Happy weekend ahead
User:you too doc
Doctor:Bye for now
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