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Putting on weight and having hair loss. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Doctor I am putting on weight these days
User:My diet is controlled.
User:Also I am facing hair loss
User:Can you please guide.
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:Female , 27
Doctor:Can you also specify your current weight and height?
User:Weight : 57, Height : 5 Ft 3Inch
Doctor:Do you have any other medical disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems?
User:Hypo Thyroid.
Doctor:Are you on medications for it?
Doctor:Have you tested your thyroid hormone level recently?
User:I did 3months back.
Doctor:Are you on treatment for it?
User:T4 was little elevated..Rest T3 & TSH was normal
User:Eltroxine 125mg per day
Doctor:You mentioned you have hair fall problem - can you approximately mention how many hair strands do you lose in a day?
Doctor:Is it more than 100?
User:no .around 70-80
Doctor:Before I comment on your concern, may I know if your periods are regular?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Hair fall problems and weight problems are commonly seen in patients suffering with thyroid problems.
Doctor:It needs to be addressed if the problem is significant.
Doctor:Currently your weight at 57 kg and hair fall of less than 100 is normal. It doesn't need any medical attention.
Doctor:However it is essential that you take a good balanced diet. This diet should contain plenty of fruits and vegetables. Root vegetables such as carrot, beet root, radish and helpful.
User:ok Doctor
Doctor:You can involve in early morning brisk walking and other exercise.
User:sure Doctor
Doctor:In addition you can also take biotin tablets - one per day for 1-2 months.
Doctor:Watch the symptoms for the next 3 months. If he hair fall / weight problem persist, you may come back to us.
Doctor:We can reassess the symptoms.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Biotin Tablet - What's the content of the tablet.
User:Thanks Doctor.
Doctor:It is a micronutrient containing vitamins.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:no Doctor.
User:Thats All.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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