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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My 10-week-old baby is not gaining weight and refuses to drink milk from the bottle. What can I do to make her drink more milk and increase her weight?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby’s birth weight was 3 kilograms, and at six weeks, 3.6 kilograms, then later at ten weeks, it was 4.3 kilograms. The doctor said she is not gaining weight quickly. She refuses to drink milk from the bottle, only drinks from one breast, sleep for 30 minutes or so, and then wake...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to check her thyroid profile as hypothyroidism leads to poor feeding and loss of weight. If the blood parameters are normal, you must keep feeding her; she will gain weight with time. Never bottle feed and do exclusive breastfeeding till four months, and the...  Read Full »

With my PCOS left untreated, I am not sure how to lose weight. Any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking birth control pills for a while to help with my hormonal imbalance. I have PCOS and it is impossible to lose weight with it. The birth control pills were treating it but gave me really high blood pressure and acne, so I stopped using it. With my PCOS being untreated...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com, I understand your concern and feel sad to say that if you have hypertrophic deposion of fat, it is unlikely to slow down. I mean,if your body cells are large they cannot shrink, while dieting exercises and similar measures may reduce only extracellular fat deposion....  Read Full »

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