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What are the reasons for an under active thyroid functioning? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:good morning dr
User:My wife has a thyroid level of 38.x , we consulted a doc and she told to take another test
User:is this required or the data varies
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:the report is incomplete
Doctor:Can you tell me the full report?
User:the TSH level is 38
Doctor:It is high
Doctor:It can be an error too
Doctor:I agree with your doctor to repeat the test again
User:but what are the reasons for this thyroid level high
Doctor:It is because of an under functioning thyroid
Doctor:She may need oral tablets to correct it
User:are the tablets to be taken life long?
User:what can be the reasons for the under functioning thyroid
User:cos she is healthy
Doctor:It may be genetically based
Doctor:sometimes extra stress on the body
Doctor:physical strain
User:her weight has increased from 53 to 63 in 1 year of marriage
Doctor:can all cause a low function of the thyroid
User:can sleeplessness can also be a cause
Doctor:of course
Doctor:Thyroid dysfunction also presents with increase in weight
Doctor:It would be wise to repeat the test in a standard lab
Doctor:thank you
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