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Suffering with thyroid, taking thyroxin sodium. Dietary recommendations?

Dear Doctor, My wife aged 49 years (indian) is suffering from thyroid problem. she was prescribed Thyroxin sodium 50 mcg once daily in empty stomach . In a recent Thyroid panel blood test the following readings were found: T3 - 77.75 ( Biological reference range 60.0 - 181.0 ) T4 - 9.80 ( Biological reference range 4.50 - 12.60 ) TSH - 10.97 ( Biological reference range 0.35 - 5.50 ) As I am unable to get an appointment immediately with our family physician I would like to get your suggestions.Can you provide dietary recommendations and foods to be avoided to keep her functions stable. Your advice is highly solicited. Thanking you Yours sincerely Debajit Kumar Das WWW.WWWW.WW
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, Welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das.,

Here, the report indicates presence of hypothyroidism.

So,l she has to take thyroxine hormone regularly. Dose and frequency will be prescribed by your family physician.

One thing you should no, that she has to take the medicine for the rest of her life.

No dietary or other thing will be helpful in this situation.

Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Diabetologist Dr. Madhuri Patil's  Response
Aug 2012
Dear Mr Debajit Kumar Das,

your wife's dose of thyroid tablet has to be certainly increased when her TSH is still more than 10. For dose prescription please see her doctor as I cannot give precise dose to you as per our HCM policy.
Meanwhile please confirm that she takes the tablet early in the morning as soon as she gets up from bed and keeps a gap of minimum 60 minutes before she consumes food or drinks tea or coffee. Also get her anti-TPO test done as this will give a clear idea why she's got the thyroid problem. Get back for any further query. Take care.
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