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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Kindly suggest the best hair care products and hair wash instructions to prevent my hair fall.

Query: Hello doctor, I have started workout for the past five days for about 20 minutes and noticed that my hair fall has increased. Kindly suggest how often I should wash my hair and some necessary products for my better hair growth.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand that hair fall is your concern, which is a very common problem these days, and there is no need to be worried. Regarding your hair fall history, I needed to know a few things related to better guidance. How many hairs fall out daily ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel cold all the time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling extremely cold all the time, except for when I am sleeping. It feels like the thermometer in my body is broken, and it cannot regulate my body temperature. I cannot think of any triggering factors. I have been to my primary doctor, endocrinologist, and rheumatologist and...  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 extreme cold feel all the time except during sleeping. Feeling cold may have resulted from fever, long time exposure to a cold environment. Without fever and cold climate, it...  Read Full »

Can thyroid pills be taken in case of a low level of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking a thyroid pill for the last year. But now my thyroid level is low, as you can see in the report. So please suggest to me whether I should continue with the pill or I can stop it.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. You are a known case of hypothyroidism, and you have been on a thyroid pill for the last year. Your recent thyroid function test has revealed that your T3 (Triiodothyronine) level is 2.20 ng/ml, which is above normal,...  Read Full »

Will the offspring be affected if both parents have an autoimmune disease?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking tablets for hypothyroidism and have a skin allergy. I decided to marry a person but later found out that he has ulcerative colitis. Will this cause any health issues for our baby as we both have an autoimmune disease? My blood group is A-, and he is B+.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have autoimmune thyroid disease? It is common to have hypothyroidism at your age because of a lack of iodine in the diet, which causes some enlargement of the thyroid gland. They soon shrink, and the size will reduce once iodine supplements are replaced. Howev...  Read Full »

Can a penis pump be used for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 67 years old with Erectile dysfunction. I have this for some time but would like to know if it would be safe to use a penis pump for ED. It started in the late '40s. I am currently taking Levothyroxine.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erectile dysfunction at your age group is mostly caused by long-term illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and secondary to medications like antidepressants or hypertension medications and, last but not least, by hormone imbalances. One more cause is se...  Read Full »

Which of the two opinions for my TSH value is correct?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very concerned about my health. I made an appointment last year with an endocrinologist. I had a laboratory work and my TSH was 3.4. It was considered normal on laboratory ranges. But, my primary doctor said that 3.4 is high on what it should be consider the new normal. My LDL chole...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Work up of hypothyroidism involves just TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) or TSH and free T4. TT3 (triiodothyronine) or reverse T3 has no role in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism and it is useful in hyperthyroidism. TSH more than 10 is hypothyroidism and definitely need...  Read Full »

Why do my periods last for 10 to 15 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I get my periods regularly, but it lasts for a long time. I mean 10 to 15 days, that once it starts to bleed, it continues (not forceful but some blood spots every day).  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you having this problem? Are there any other symptoms like pain, backache, etc., during periods? Have you put on weight? How is your mood (feeling depressed)? Are you feeling tired all day? Are you feeling excess cold? Do you have any pain in th...  Read Full »

Why do I feel so tired?

Query: Hi doctor, Thank you for your reply. I have no energy. I have a little trouble focusing on it. I am wondering if I have a thyroid issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling better. Please let me know the following before we arrive at anything. 1. Since when are you feeling like this? 2. Have you put on weight? If yes, how much and during what time? Is it an overall weight gain or mainly around t...  Read Full »

Why do I not get sexually aroused nowadays?

Query: I have an issue with my sexual performance. I masturbate frequently, and I do not get sexually aroused nowadays. I also have hypothyroidism and low sperm count and volume.  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, I’m very sorry to learn about your issues. Rest assured that I will do my best to help you. Let me address the issues point by point: 1) As to your hypoactive thyroid. You need to get measured (lab) TSH, fT3, fT4 and the three main thyroid antibodies. A sonography is also necessary. Wi...  Read Full »

Please interpret my TSH report and advise on medication.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thyroid disease. I have done the TSH hormone test and wanted to consult you regarding the medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and lab results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which has low vitamin D levels and iron levels are normal. I am unable to find any thyroid function test results in the attachments. Kindly send me your thyroid test result...  Read Full »

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