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Consumption of soy products in hypothyriodism. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   I need a clarification regarding usage of soy products when having hypo thyrodism
Doctor :   ok you can ask
User :   bfore 4 months i got a result as hypo thyroid but with normal variations
Doctor :   ok
User :   i heard that using soy powder,soy milk enhances the problem,is it true?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   Age:23,Gender-F,Occupation-SWE,MaritalStatus-unmarried,dependants-yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last time you got your thyroid test done?
User :   its bfore 4-5 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you any symptoms that are suggestive of hypothyroidism?
User :   mmm am slightly overweight compared to my height
Doctor :   ok
User :   and nothing else i noticed
Doctor :   are you taking soy or are you planning?
User :   planning to..
User :   and i have irregular periods
Doctor :   what is the reason for this?
Doctor :   ok
User :   just for health care
Doctor :   ok
User :   so i tested for thyroid
Doctor :   ok
User :   along with PCOD
User :   i got result as having PCO and slightly having hypothyrodism
User :   as only slight variation in thyroid levels as said by doc
User :   she gave treatment to PCO
Doctor :   what is that treatment that was suggested?
User :   for 3 moths asked to use krimson-35
User :   along with that some tablets to reduce PCO
User :   i don't remember its name
Doctor :   ok
User :   and said reductin of weight helps to solve PCO to some extent
Doctor :   these are few side effects of soy products
Doctor :   generally very safe
User :   actually i haven't used soy
User :   just planning to
User :   so askig bfore using
Doctor :   but you wanted to know the effect of soy on hypothyroid?
User :   yaaa
Doctor :   thats the reason that iam mentioning for you to take healthiest decision
User :   means?
User :   sorry didn't get u
Doctor :   to take decission whether soy products are good for your health?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Common allergic side effects include stomach upset and digestive problems including constipation and diarrhea.
Doctor :   Soy isoflavones have been reported to reduce thyroid function in some people.
User :   okk
User :   what is isoflavones?
Doctor :   isoflavones are secondary vegetable substances, which can act as estrogens in the body and have protective functions.
User :   ohh okk
User :   if estrogene is secreted, then y it reduces thyroid function?
User :   estrogen is female reproductive hormone i guess?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   some critics claim that isoflavones can cause goitre and hyperthyroidism.
User :   oh okk
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