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Thyroid assessment report

Below is my friends Thyroid assessment report. She is 24 years and facing serious breathing problem (not regularly), sometimes lost energy to talk, menstruation period delay (upto 3 months), irritation, fatigue, etc. The report is as follows; Test Name Result Units Ref. Range Thyroid profile, total (CLIA) T3, Total 0.85 Ng/mL 0.60 to 1.81 T4 Total 7.10 Ug/dL 5.60 to 13.70 TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormones) 9.17 uIU/mL 0.35 to 5.50 Doctors has said that she is in hypothyroidism and they suggest some medicines for this. From last one week she is taking medicines but she not OK. Please suggest what to do? Is this a serious or untreatable? Please, also suggest do???s and don???ts for her especially when she face problems in her body. I will be thankful if you could help me. 

Asked On : Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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Thyroid disorders are many times more common in women than men. Your friend appears to be in sub-clinical hypothyroidism (T3 & T4 levels are low , but within the normal range, while TSH levels are high).

Yes , it is treatable however there are many questons to be answered:

1. Is there an Iodine deficiency in her diet?

2. Has there been any episode of thyroiditis?

3. Has she had an overdose of Iodine?

4. Has she been eating a goitrogenic diet?

5. Has she inherited hypothyroidism?

6. Does she require treatment with thyroxine or only observation with supportive medication?

Answered: Sat, 9 Jan 2010
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