Hypothyroidism

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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Is hypothyroidism totally curable with medicines and how long do I need to take medicines?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 30 years old. My TSH level is 36.5. Is hypothyroidism totally curable with medicines and how long do I need to take medicines?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypothyroidism is not totally curable. You may have to take medicines for your lifetime. If you have not yet started medicines, I advise you start taking tablet Thyronorm 75mcg daily morning in empty stomach. Repeat TSH after 2 months and revert back with the repor...  Read Full »

Can bariatric surgery be repeated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and for which I am taking Thyroxine 175 mcg daily. My height is 5 feet and 10 inches, and my current weight is 127 kg. Two years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy and lost only 20 kg. The surgeon now advised me to get gastric bypass sur...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect identity). Your testosterone level is normal. Though on the lower side of the normal range, nothing needs to be done to increase testosterone. There are medications to increase testosterone lev...  Read Full »

Kindly examine the TSH reports of my wife and suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask a question for the thyroid disease. My wife was suggested to get a blood test, including TSH, T3 and T4. The report showed TSH level 14 and T3 and T4 as normal. After two days, she had a second set of test, which showed TSH level 2.58. After three days, her third test...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal level of thyroid-stimulating hormone - TSH is 0.3 - 5.5. Three out of the four tests showed that your wife's TSH level is more than 5.5. It indicates that she is having hypothyroidism. Control of hypothyroidism is important for having a normal pregnancy and nor...  Read Full »

Based on my thyroid level, do I need medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 92 kg and height is 5'9". I got tested for cholesterol and thyroid today. I am attaching my report for your reference. I want to know whether I am suffering from hypothyroidism or any other thyroid disorder. Do I need to start any medication for thyro...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly high. It means that you are having a thyroid problem (hypothyroidism). But, the value is not very high enough to start any medications for that. Just repeat your thyroid test after three months and revert back with the re...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret my blood reports?

Query: Hi doctor, Please find my blood investigation report attached and provide me the required steps to take further. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your report you have mild iron deficiency anemia. I advise you to take Iron supplements like syrup Orofer 10 mL thrice daily before food for six months. Also, your TSH level (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly elevated and it is suggestive of hypothyroidism. ...  Read Full »

What causes weight gain, sweating, and tiredness?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I ordered thyrocare test. The test report shows total triiodothyronine (T3) CLIA 117 ng/dL, total thyroxine (T4) CLIA 10.9 µg/dL, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) CLIA 9.04 µIU/mL, FT3 - 3.03, FT4 - 1.08 and anti-microsomal antibody (AMA) - 315. My BP is 145/90 mmHg. I have s...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having symptoms of hypothyroidism and the reports too are suggesting the same. I recommend you to start tablet Eltroxin (Levothyroxine) 50 mcg every morning in empty stomach and repeat TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) after two months. Revert back after two mo...  Read Full »

Is hypothyroidism likeiy to cause weight gain, edema in legs, ankles and feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gained 50 lbs in the last six months. I have pitting edema in my legs, ankles, and feet, by the end of the day my feet and ankles are severely swollen and the skin feels stretched. When I go to squat down my legs feel like a balloon that is about to burst. My arms and hands are...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your weight gain is most probably due to fluid retention in the body and it is the same fluid retention that is causing edema of your legs, arms, and hands. The cause for this fluid retention could be low protein levels, kidney problem or heart problems. I would ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for a squeezy feel in vocal cord and dump voice due to hypothyroid.

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroid for three years, and I am taking Eltroxin 100 mg one tablet daily before two hours to my breakfast. But sometimes I feel pain over and around my thyroid gland. I feel like my neck and vocal throat are squeezed and my voice is dumpy. Please suggest any medicine or tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem may be or may not be related to the thyroid problem. If your thyroid gland is enlarging it may compress your vocal cords and food pipe and cause your problems like vocal throat squeezed, dumpy voice. In this case, you need to get an ultrasound of your ne...  Read Full »

My TSH levels was normal before five months and it is quite high now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Before five years, I was tested for thyroid. The result was TSH at 3.45. Five months later, my symptoms were getting worse, and my doctor rechecked me after five months TSH was 7.40, and free T4 was 0.9. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Which would explain my weight gain, hair los...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated Prolactin means the concentration of Prolactin hormones in your blood is high. Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary in the brain. It controls the action of sex hormones. It can be elevated due to problems either in your pituitary or in your ovari...  Read Full »

I am hypothyroid for 25 years and had gained weight recently. Is this worrisome?

Query: Hello doctor, Is this something I should worry about? I have been hypothyroid for 25 years and have recently gained about 25 lbs. Thyroid ultrasound states, history of goiter. We have no previous examination available for comparison. Both thyroid lobes are diminished in size. The right thyroid lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your weight gain is due to hypothyroidism and probable physical Inactivity. I need to know what is your recent TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level if it is not in a reasonable range, your medication dose needs to be adjusted. Also, do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise...  Read Full »

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