Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormones. In this condition, our body metabolism gets increased, and it results in weight loss, sweating, and irregular heartbeats. This condition is treated by medications, and sometimes surgery is required.
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I have been experiencing A-fib even after increasing the dose of Amiodorane, and I also developed hyperthyroidism. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 54-year-old man. Three years after looking after a senior parent 24/7, I developed A-fib. I was on Amiodarone and Bisoprolol before I had a cardioconversion. I remained A-fib-free for three years while on 100 mg of Amiodarone. In the fall of last year, my parents' health signific... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Well, the ceiling dose of Flecainide is 300 mg, and you are a man who is very tall and well-built, so you would have a large body surface area. So it should be fine to take 300 mg daily in divided doses. The ... Read Full »
What are the causes of hyperhidrosis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15 year old boy and I have hyperhidrosis. I sweat so much. My shirt cannot stay on for at least 5 minutes. In some half an hour to one hour my whole shirt and armpit area will drench in sweat. Yes, I take a shower twice a day and put deodorant every day. I have even tried the anti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating could be due to endocrine or hormone related issues. I have explained the causes below. Hyperthyroidism - A simple, non-fasting blood test called TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) will help in diagnosing this problem. Acromegal... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for hyperhidrosis.
Query: Hi doctor, I believe that I have extreme hyperhidrosis. My entire body sweats profusely when I experience even the slightest change in temperature, start exercising and even when I am simply resting. My back, armpits, forehead, and buttock sweat the worst and this affects my entire body. It has prev... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can well understand your concern. For hyperhidrosis, it is important to rule out causes like anxiety and hyperthyroidism. Other causes may also be present. For this you may visit a physician to get adequately examined and tested. The... Read Full »
I want to get pregnant, but I have hyperthyroidism. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I want to get pregnant, but I have hyperthyroidism. I found out about thyroid last year. Will it hurt the baby? Can I take Geritol to increase the chance of pregnancy? Are multivitamins good for hyperthyroidism? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please describe your complete history. Hypothyroidism is more harmful than hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism can cause fertility problems, miscarriages, and development abnormalities in children. Hyperthyroidism should be monitored according to... Read Full »
I am feeling weak and having weight gain. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am losing all my strength and gaining weight, and my eyes are failing, along with other symptoms. I had a thyroid test, and the doctor told me it was normal. However, I am concerned about my thyroid's left lobe, and I have also attached my report with this query. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect for patient's identity). I suggest you go on and take a fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy test to be on the safe side, as you cannot leave it without getting it assessed tho... Read Full »
What could be the reason for the change of hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism after taking medication?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 year old male. I had a hyperthyroid since the last five years and was taking Carbimazole 5 mg thrice a day for the last two and a half years. Then, last month, I got my complete physical test done, and I got to know that my hyperthyroid had shifted to hypothyroid. So, the do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid dysfunction and saw your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism initially and were treated accordingly. The problem occurred when you had ... Read Full »
My left arm and fingers start aching after eating oily and spicy food. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am in my late thirties and I have hyperthyroidism and hypertension. Whenever I have biryani or oily and spicy food my left arm and fingers start aching. There is no chest pain. Once I throw up, the pain reduces. I got ECG, EKG, and chest x-ray done twice over the last 30 days since I pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Since your ECG and chest X-ray are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and only left arm and fingers pain, you can take the following medications:1. The tablet Pantoprazole twice daily after meals.2. The syrup Sucralfate 10 ml thrice daily after... Read Full »
I have hypothyroidism after taking medicines for hyperthyroidism. What is going on?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I took medicines and my thyroid hormones got normal. After that, I stopped taking medicines. Everything was fine for two to three years. But after some time, I came across symptoms like weight loss, anxi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I would suggest that you have a wait and watch approach. I would recommend that you just keep checking your thyroid function test results every six weeks as of ... Read Full »
Blood pressure seems unusually high in 4 year old. Is there a problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a nephew who is four and a half years old. He is quite active as a child with a normal height and weight according to his age. Two days back we happened to measure his blood pressure at home normally. We were quite taken aback as it was 144/100 and later also it was around 130/9... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A blood pressure of 120/80 is definitely very high for a child of 4 years and 6 months. There are various causes for increased blood pressure at this age like renal parenchymal disease, COA (coarctation of the aorta), renal artery stenosis, endocrine causes like h... Read Full »
Will taking PTU for hyperthyroidism during pregnancy cause any complication?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I have a problem with hyperthyroidism during my pregnancy. I am in my fourth month of pregnancy with TSH- 0.07, T4- 161, T3- 2.34. What are the complications with this? Is it good for me to take PTU. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is usually treated with Propylthiouracil 50-100 mg/day. Generally, treatment is withdrawn four weeks prior to delivery after which normal doses may be resumed. Your hormone levels are still very high, you need to increase your dose. Pregnancie... Read Full »