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What care should be taken by Hyperthyroid patients? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hi Doctor,
Doctor:Please go ahead with your query
User:Just wanted to know about thyroid
User:what is the risk involved
Doctor:Any thing specific?
Doctor:There are two kind of common thyroid problems
User:my husband has thyroid hence wanted to know
Doctor:Out of which hypothyroid is more common amongst women
Doctor:I wish to know if he has hypo (low thyroid) or hyper (high thyroxine levels)
Doctor:so thaat we can discuss specifics
User:what is the change required in hyper thyroid
User:sorry i mean food habits
User:Doctor, just wanted to know the care to be taken in case of hyper thryoid
Doctor:Is he on medicines?
Doctor:Is he checking the TSH, T3 and t4 regularly intervals at 6 months
Doctor:These are the following:
Doctor:1) Regular and same time medication
Doctor:2) Regular follow up with doctor for need to adjust the dose of antithyroid medicines
Doctor:3) Check with a eye specialist to look for early changes in the eye
Doctor:4) Skin changes can happen, it should be moisturized and avoid any hurt
User:what in the eye?
Doctor:eye changes can occur
Doctor:which your doctor can explain
User:any vision problem doctor?
Doctor:Thyroid function tests should be performed every 4-6 weeks until thyroid levels are stabilized on a low dose of antithyroid medication. So do not wait for 6 months during early treatment. Perform follow-up tests of thyroid function at least every 3 months for the first year. After 12-18 months
User:Ok doctor
User:I have another query doctor
Doctor:excessive blurring, sun light intolerance (use uv ban goggles), vision testing
Doctor:This sentence is for the eye problem that may occur
User:yeah i got it
Doctor:No special diet
User:Doctor, i heard that cabbage, cauliflowe has to be avoided, is that true
Doctor:Always tell any doctor about this problem so that they would be cautious to avoid certan medicines which have iodine in them
Doctor:What tablets does he take?
Doctor:Cabbage and cauliflower were traditionally avoided for hypothyroid disease
Doctor:not hyperthyroidism
User:not sure of the name, it is 75mg
User:I have a query on monocytes level
Doctor:I hope we are discussion about hyper and not hypo
User:last time when i got the check up done it was 14.1%, and the range was 1-10%, is it okay
Doctor:If monocytes are alone increased it can be because of any infection
User:Another question on Monocytes level in the blood test
Doctor:so we have to take the complete WBC count, their differentials
User:the others are in the normal range
Doctor:ok, I cannot completely say about monocyutes without knowing the complete clinical picture
Doctor:but it seems not be worried if monocytes are elevated with one single test
Doctor:It may need a couple of more tests for monocytes
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