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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Plz proceed with your query
User :   just wanted some info on hypo thyroid
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
User :   whats the remedial measure fr it
Doctor :   There are two common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of previous (or currently ongoing) inflammation of the thyroid gland, which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damaged (or dead) and incapable of producing sufficient hormone
User :   ds one gain wt coz of this
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism is treated with forms of thyroxine (L-T4) and triiodothyronine (L-T3) available in tablet forms.
Doctor :   Yes it do causes weight gain
Doctor :   Some other features are: Doctor :   Poor muscle tone (muscle hypotonia)FatigueCold intolerance, increased sensitivity to coldconstipationDepressionMuscle cramps and joint painGoiterThin, brittle fingernailsThin, brittle hair
User :   is it true one has to tk the thyroxine tablets lifetime and this is nt curable
Doctor :   Generally thyroxine tablets are to be taken lifetime but doses are reduced depending on the disease state.and it is not incurable.
Doctor :   If patient shows normal levels after sometime the doses are reduced and then stopped.
User :   but if i stop taking tablets my ths level gs up drastically frm the normal level
Doctor :   You do not have to stop thyroxine by yourself until advised by your treating doc and that also after examining and investigating.
User :   ds homeppathy wrk in thyroid
Doctor :   I am an allopathic doctor and i cannot comment on the homeopathic treatment.
User :   ok
User :   the day i started my thyroid tablets ive faced problem of thinning of hair and hairfall and nt hair loss so hw to gt tht in control
Doctor :   It can be because of the side effects of thyroxine.
Doctor :   You should take a protein rich diet for controlling hair loss.
User :   like wht
User :   pls if u cud help with ths
Doctor :   You can take more of dals, beans, sprouts, egg, meat,fish etc.
Doctor :   2) Grind fenugreek seeds with water and apply on the head. Leave for at least 40 minutes before washing. Continue it for a month.
Doctor :   3)Make a mixture of honey with egg yolk.Massage on the scalp and hairs. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then wash
Doctor :   4) Do some meditation and yoga and reduce your stress levels.
Doctor :   5) Massage the scalp with coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for ½ hour, and then rinse with warm water. Do this thrice a week. It is an effective remedy.
Doctor :   6)Drink lots of water.
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User :   m thr
User :   hi
User :   r u thr
User :   i ws making notes
Doctor :   Are you back?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
User :   wht is fenugreek seeds
Doctor :   Its methi, are you aware of?
User :   yes
User :   u want me to apply fenugreek seeds with water on head means scalp and hair
Doctor :   Yes grind it in mixie with some water.
User :   i gt tht
User :   but apply on head means
User :   scalp n hair
User :   right
Doctor :   Means on scalp and hair.
User :   k
User :   just try one or all wht u recommended
Doctor :   You can apply methi and do apply once a week egg also.It has lots of protein in it.
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?\
User :   tht will be all
User :   tx fr ur help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
User :   bye
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