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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Can hypothyroidism result in depression and memory problems?

Query: Hi, I would like to ask something. I never heard of Hypothyroidism but I came across it when I was reading an article of what causes love handles. I don't want to self-diagnose but I've been experiencing its symptoms. I'm diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features. I've read t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi I think you have already done a lot of surfing and research by yourself. Regarding your doubt, yes, hypothyroidism and depression are interlinked. Depression is more common in people suffering from hypothyroidism. And your irregular menstrual cycles and pubertal developmental delays may also be...  Read Full »

Will increasing the dose of Thyronorm help in reducing obesity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. My T3 is 5.8. I am obese at 76 kg with 153 cm. I take 25 mg Thyronorm tablet every day. Weight loss becomes very difficult as thyroid levels have not decreased in the past five years post-pregnancy. Can I increase my Thyronorm dosage to 100 mg?  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I find you are having hypothyroidism and consulting for Thyronorm dose adjustment. Dose adjustment will be made on free T4 and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels and not based on T3 levels. So, I request you to upload the full thyroid profile results then we can d...  Read Full »

I am gaining weight but not energy from food. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel my metabolism rate is slow. When I have food, I am not getting energy. But my stomach and buttock fat level are increasing gradually. My weight is also increasing and stamina is also very low. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms look more like hypothyroidism. I would suggest you to check for the same and review back. Take syrup Zincovit 5 ml once daily for one month.  Read Full »

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