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I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking eltroxin and thyronorm. But cholesterol is raising. What to do?


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Patient's Query


I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking eltroxin and thyronorm.

But cholesterol level is raising. What to do?

Age - 46 years, female. Height-160cm. Weight - 58kg


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  • Cholesterol may increase on its own or the increase may be secondary to hypothyroidism.
  • A secondary raise will settle down after 8-12 weeks of optimal control of thyroid status. Otherwise it will require consideration for medication.
  • Till that time please eat diet low in saturated fats/carbohydrates. 
  • Avoid sweets and fried items.
  • Also you can start doing exercise under supervision.

Will provide more insight if you can come up with the actual lipid profile and thyroid status to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh
Dr. Sukhvinder Singh


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