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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I feel continuous ache in eyes, headache, and fatigue. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism two years back with TSH 7.45. SGOT 61.0, SGPT 42.0, triglyceride 241, cholesterol 220, LDL 125.8, HDL 46.0. The BT report a year back is as follows: TSH 8.38, T3 92.3, T4 6.75, SGOT 26.5, SGPT 30.24, triglyceride 188.85, cholesterol 215.61, HDL 44.32...  Read Full »

Dr. Makwana Tanvi Ghanshyambhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All your problems are linked with your poor controlled thyroid disease. All your previous thyroid reports are out of range. You need to start Levothyroxine (Thyronorm or any other brand available in your city) 25 mcg once daily in morning on empty stomach. At least 30 m...  Read Full »

My mother has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, but due to tachyarrythmias, the medication was stopped. Can she start the medication now?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 59 years old and has undergone a mitral valve replacement operation 8 months back. She is now on Amiodarone 100 mg once daily and Metoprolol 25 mg twice daily. She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after taking Amiodarone, so Thyronorm 25 mcg was added, but it was omitted ...  Read Full »

Dr. Makwana Tanvi Ghanshyambhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Amiodarone can lead to this kind of thyroid problem. After stopping the drug, the thyroid disturbance can be reversed in some cases. You can start with small doses of 12.5 mcg daily for six weeks and then repeat thyroid tests again. Please consult a specialist and take...  Read Full »

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