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Thyroid problem and increase in weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?

User :   hi doctor
User :   i am having thyroid problem for the past 8 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i come to know abt it after 3 years only
User :   after that i am taking treatment
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   are you sticking to it
Doctor :   properly
Doctor :   according to the dose
User :   i am facing hypothyroid
User :   i am taking 150 mg of eltroxin every morning
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   So do you have some complaints right now
User :   yes
User :   again my weight increased
User :   i look like more matured....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   when were the last check up with the doctor
User :   i think last year

Doctor :   Recent thyroid tests?
User :   no
User :   have to take it
User :   can i take the test in the evening time
Doctor :   When were you put on 150 mcg
Doctor :   of ELtroxin
Doctor :   by the doctor
Doctor :   What was yoru previous dose
User :   yes he adviced me to take before one year

User :   after that i dint consulted him..
User :   still i am taking the same
User :   before it was 100 mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I want you to take the test once and come back to me
User :   i need to reduce my weight
Doctor :   with the result
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   You can take the test in the evening
Doctor :   also
User :   and wht abt the medicine
Doctor :   but get it done with a reputed and accredited
Doctor :   lab
Doctor :   like THYROCARE
Doctor :   Let us not say anything
User :   whether i have to take it in the empty stomach
Doctor :   about the medicine
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   you have to take the medicine
Doctor :   empty stomach

User :   oh..fine

Doctor :   Weight reduction is very important
Doctor :   Also I want you to get the Lipid profile tests done
Doctor :   because hypothyroidism causes increased
Doctor :   cholesterol deposits
User :   lipid profile test means
Doctor :   which you have to get them done early
Doctor :   morning
Doctor :   Lipid profile means Cholesterol and its related tests
Doctor :   You can say it in the lab
User :   oh..ok
User :   sure
Doctor :   and they will do it for you
User :   ok fine...
Doctor :   AAAAAAA I want you to take care of your health
Doctor :   I mean the wt reduction
Doctor :   and the medicine
Doctor :   regularly
Doctor :   because you are very young
Doctor :   and you have lot of things to do in future
User :   ys...
User :   i am not clear doctor
Doctor :   so please take care of the health
User :   will it cause more problem in the future
Doctor :   It will not

Doctor :   if you take the adjusted dose properly
Doctor :   and keep your weight under control
Doctor :   But remember the thyroid medicine might be taken for life
Doctor :   the dosage may vary
Doctor :   according the values on the thyroid tests
User :   oh..ok
Doctor :   Hence keep three things in mind
User :   yes tell me doctor
Doctor :   1) Regular follow up with doctor, to say how are you feeling with the current dosage,
Doctor :   2) daily medicine
Doctor :   3) Weight reduction with Lipid profile and Thyroid tests
User :   sure

User :   and still i have some doubts to be clarified...
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   wht abt the food that i have to take
Doctor :   Ok I will tell you that when you come back with the test report
Doctor :   of the lipid profile
Doctor :   That varies with that

User :   ok sure
User :   and one more thing
User :   i have to get clarified

Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   go ahead
User :   somehow i got into the practice of mastrubation
User :   will it harm the health
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Not at all
User :   i feel like doint that

User :   some times 3 to 4 times a day...
Doctor :   You can

Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   see that it does not interfere with your daily activities like
Doctor :   job or studies or your other enjoyments
User :   i dont understand
User :   can u say clearly doctor
Doctor :   nothing you can continue
Doctor :   but it should not kill your time
Doctor :   to do your daily activities like studies or your work
User :   r u there doctor

Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   hello
User :   can u say me clearly doctor
User :   i am not clear in wht u said before
Doctor :   Look Masturbation is not at all harmful physically, personally and sexually at present or in future
Doctor :   So you can continue
Doctor :   That is it
Doctor :   Did you follow now?
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   still i am doing that
User :   will it affect after my marriage
User :   life
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It will not affect
Doctor :   I expect you to get back to me with the test reports so that we can plan how to go about the diet and the doctor's consult here on. Ok?
User :   and i get some pain in the testis also it is slightly swollen... i think because if this only...

Doctor :   Masturbation
Doctor :   does not cause any problem
Doctor :   Do not worry about it
User :   ok doctor...
User :   and is that any way for doing that
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It is fine
User :   ok doctor...

User :   can i increase my height...
User :   at this age...
Doctor :   No
User :   only thing is i can reduce my weihgt...
User :   oki shall take the thyroid report and come back to you again...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Very much
Doctor :   I am here to help you
Doctor :   all the time
Doctor :   Ok
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User :   still i have some doubts

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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Continue
User :   will it costs

Doctor :   Which one
User :   sms
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   it is free
User :   ok fine...
Doctor :   Read through it once more
User :   sure
User :   and also i am working in IT field
User :   for the past three months i have more work..
User :   reduced sleep...
User :   untime food...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am gaining weight
User :   and one more thing doctor..
User :   whenever i speak people say that its not clear
User :   will this be a problem becasue of thyroid problem
Doctor :   It could be
Doctor :   Wt gain and apprehension, voice change
User :   apprehension means
User :   i am just 23 but some people say that i look like 28 age
Doctor :   that is because of the over weight
Doctor :   nature
User :   fine...

User :   can i reduce my weight
User :   i need to do that

Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   First let us find if the thyroid status is normal
User :   sure

User :   i shall take the test today...
User :   and come back to you very soon...
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