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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Why am I having bad shakiness in my hands and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bad shakiness on my hands and legs. I have extreme trouble sleeping and I wake up every 45 to 60 minutes with sweating. Sometimes I hallucinate with sights and sounds. Sometimes I develop a burning sweat after eating. I have tried taking different foods and it has not helped me. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) can be responsible for the symptoms of weak muscles, fatigue, constipation, depression, and loss of hair and tick nails. You need to evaluate your thyroid antibodies and do an ultrasound. An endocrinologist is a person who deal...  Read Full »

I have severe constipation and bloating problem, with slight vaginal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

How does DVT present?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old healthy female. All day today, I have had sharp pain in one tiny spot on my left hand. There is a tiny red mark that looks like a scratch, but it is not. It is not warm, but the pain is also spreading to my arm. I have also had the same type of pain in both my legs and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.DVT - deep vein thrombosis classically presents as sharp, unilateral limb pain with swelling, redness and extreme pain especially if someone tries to squeeze it.What you are explaining here is neuropathic pain. Your BMI is not low, but is on the lower side of the range ...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take for my thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 year old. Recently I tested my thyroid and the report shows T3 - 1.1, T4- 8.4 and TSH - 6.7. Please advise me which medicine is currently safe for me. My health problem includes fatigue and occasional depression. Also my lips are dry. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

Is tablet Thyroxine enough to cure hypothyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism. My TSH level is 124.5, T3 - 3.16 and T4 - 45.6. My doctor advised me to take Thyroxine 100 mg tablet two times a day. I am taking that right now. Is Thyroxine enough to cure hypothyroidism? Do I need any other medical attention? But, I feel better now after taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid hormone and you are taking Thyroxine (Levothyroxine) which is a thyroid hormone. You should take it in the right way that is early morning in empty stomach and do not take anything within two hours after that. Repeat the TSH (thyroid s...  Read Full »

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