Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands are underactive and produce less thyroid hormone. The signs and symptoms include weight gain, cold intolerance, tiredness, constipation, and hair loss. It requires thyroid hormone replacement therapy for life.

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Can hypothyroidism cause gastroparesis?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I may have gastroperasis. I cannot think of food without feeling nauseous and eating food is a difficult task for me. I have hypothyroidism which I saw that could be a cause of gastroperasis.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well you are right it can be gastroparesis secondary to hypothyroid. But does your hypothyroidism remain out of control? Are you on some medication for that? You see if the thyroid is controlled, then it is unlikely that you would have any symptoms related to hypoth...  Read Full »

What if I do not take medicine for hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency as a child, but stopped taking the medication at 18. I am now 23 and have noticed a few symptoms. Extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain and headaches. I feel that the symptoms have worsened. What could be the po...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a few follow up questions. Please answer them. What was the reason for the hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency? Were there any other hormone deficiencies as well? What other medical problems do you have? When did you last have your thyroid blood work do...  Read Full »

Please suggest diet and exercise to reduce overweight due to genetic hypothyroidism.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (genetic) when I was 12. Over the past five years, I have become around 50 pounds overweight and all of my attempts to lose have seemed to fail so I have given up, but my weight has stayed the same. There is so much informat...  Read Full »

Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have really done well with the hypothyroidism problem. Your levels are normal with less medications which are very good. As it is genetically induced, it is very difficult to lose weight. My advice to you is, you should focus on maintaining normal levels of TSH (th...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnacy if the sperm motility is not good?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to conceive after trying for almost one year. I was diagnosed with pituitary microadenoma and I am on medication. My prolactin levels have now reached normal levels after two months taking medication. I suffer from hypothyroidism and on medication. I have had this for f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your prolactin and thyroid levels are well in control. What is missing in the follicular monitoring profile of the dummy cycle and also your husband's semen analysis test? You ...  Read Full »

What can be done for low calcium in a thyroid patient?

Query: Hello doctor, What can be done for low calcium in a thyroid patient?  Read Full »

Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it possible you can do histopathology of thyroid gland to rule out? You have many metabolic disorders that you need correction (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

Why do I have light-colored vertical lines in my fingernails?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently noticed some light colored vertical lines in my thumb and index finger nails. I have attached the photos for your reference. When I searched on the internet, I found very disturbing things including skin cancer. I have hypothyroidism and chronic depression. I am on Bupron ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having longitudinal melanonychia. It is also one of the signs of hypothyroidism. You might be concerned about melanoma, but melanoma does not present like this. For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-onli...  Read Full »

Is it recommended to take normal dose of Levothyroxine after accidental intake of Levothyroxine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hypothyroid for many years and I am having daily 75 ug dose Levothyroxine medicine but last Friday I took 150 ug dose by mistake and after that, I started to have joint and bone pain and my heartbeat becomes higher and I am nervous about what to do now? Should I continue with 75 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hypothyroidism for the last seven years and your current medication is Levothyroxine 75 micrograms daily, but last Friday you took double dose of Levothyroxine that was 150 micr...  Read Full »

What causes heel pain only while walking without shoes?

Query: Hi, i am patient of hyperthyroid. My weight was 52kg cause of hyperthyroism, but i start my medicine from 1 and half years before and recovering from thyroid, and now my weight is increased to 73kg and that why i am facing heel pain but with sport shoe i can walking exercises but without shoe i fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Dear, Sending Love and healing energy from here! Looking into your problem ,one of the reason you have yourself mention that weight increased and had heel pain . You have said you were having hyperthyroidism and after medication you got recovered. Those patient having hyper also tend to go into hyp...  Read Full »

Will increasing the dose of Thyronorm help in reducing obesity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. My T3 is 5.8. I am obese at 76 kg with 153 cm. I take 25 mg Thyronorm tablet every day. Weight loss becomes very difficult as thyroid levels have not decreased in the past five years post-pregnancy. Can I increase my Thyronorm dosage to 100 mg?  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I find you are having hypothyroidism and consulting for Thyronorm dose adjustment. Dose adjustment will be made on free T4 and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels and not based on T3 levels. So, I request you to upload the full thyroid profile results then we can d...  Read Full »

I am gaining weight but not energy from food. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel my metabolism rate is slow. When I have food, I am not getting energy. But my stomach and buttock fat level are increasing gradually. My weight is also increasing and stamina is also very low. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms look more like hypothyroidism. I would suggest you to check for the same and review back. Take syrup Zincovit 5 ml once daily for one month.  Read Full »

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