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Thyroid

Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland present below Adam's apple in the neck. It consists of two lobes, which are connected by an isthmus. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolic rate of the body by secreting hormones.

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Am I losing weight due to any infection or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 5 inches, and my weight is 125 lbs. I have an average weight loss of 4 percent every year for the last six years. I am eating almost the same way. I am definitely in the stressed-out phase for the previous six years because of a job change and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have nothing to worry about your health. You do not have to worry about getting any infection from your roommate unless you had sexual exposure with him. Your weight loss is not so significant. It could have been due to some nonspecific facto...  Read Full »

How can weight be reduced in a thyroid patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 68 years old, 1.87 m tall and 140 kg weight. I need to lose weight but it is very very difficult. My thyroid analysis is attached. Is this the reason? What should I do to lose weight at my age? Do I need Thyroxin? TSH 4.88 μIU/ml, free T4- Gen .3 0.96ng/dl.  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are overweight. Your BMI is nearly 40. Blood sugar high/HbA1C 7.9 increased, ask your diabetologist to adjust the dose (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Control BP. But from your laboratory reports- T4 0.96 is low/TSH is 4.88 just increased....  Read Full »

I have high PPBS. Am I in the pre-diabetic phase?

Query: Hello doctor, I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I did not take any medications. I controlled it through diet. I delivered a boy baby. Three days after the delivery, my sugar levels were checked, and they were found to be normal. Yesterday, I checked again and found my fasting blood sug...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can take seven to eight weeks for your sugar levels to become normal. Your fasting sugar is normal, but your postprandial is a little high. Do not take only rice in your diet. Try to take a complete food. This will not affect the baby's digestion. I suggest you con...  Read Full »

My wife's blood reports show high thyroid and eosinophils. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my wife had a blood test. We found in the report that her thyroid and eosinophils increased. Recently she was sick because of throat infection. She always has throat infection and fever and due to that she gets sick every time. Even after she was out from fever, sometimes she...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her eosinophil count is high, also Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is high. Her cholesterol levels are fine (though they are highlighted in the report). TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormon...  Read Full »

I am 45 days late and not pregnant. Why did I not still get periods?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have not get periods since 45 days. Normally I have a problem of delayed periods. Pregnancy test came negative. Can you please advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having delayed period, there could be lots of reasons for it. First on the list is pregnancy, which you have ruled out already. Second cause could be PCOD which gives rise to multiple tiny cysts in your ovaries with failure in ovulation thereby leading to no ...  Read Full »

My daughter is struggling with depression. Please help

Query: Dear Doctor, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my 15 year old daughter. Her symptoms have developed most significantly over the past few months, and include depression, weakness, constant light-headedness, shortness of breath (even when sitting still), difficulty taking a deep breath (ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Meenal Mohit Vohra

Answer: Hi, It is really sad to know about your daughter. 1. As a matter of fact your daughter seems to have acute thyroiditis. Though the thyroid profile has not shown full blown thyrotoxic state, she has subclinical hyperthyroidism with TSH being suppressed. Since how long has she been like this? Thyroidi...  Read Full »

What causes low TSH and FT4?

Query: Dear Doctor, After my tubal pregnancy my thyroids started acting low TSH 0.11 0.21 0.26 and low FT4 0.81 0.82 0.79 .076. But did not visit the doctor yet. Is it hyperactivity thyroid? Give me any advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Low levels of both TSH and FT4 indicate that the problem is at Pituitary or Hypothalamus level and NOT Thyroid. Also, your thyroid is NOT hyperactive and your thyroids are apparently functioning normally. You will therefore require further evaluation to localize the site o...  Read Full »

I have hypertension and palpitations. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am having hypertension, palpitation, depression and anxiety. ECG, 2D echo, renal Doppler, VMA culture, cortisol and lipid profile are normal. I need advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tests you have mentioned are used to find a cause for significant hypertension. You have not mentioned anything about your BP levels and whether they are really significantly high. We have no details of your weight, your lifestyle and your family history. ...  Read Full »

I have delayed periods and weight gain. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, Free TSH 5.96, freeT3 2.49, freeT4 0.76. Age 33 years. Symptoms - weight gain, depression, late periods since second delivery and 2 years back. Do I need thyroid medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Sruti Chandrasekaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know when was this thyroid test done? This seems to be a very mild thyroid dysfunction. Does anyone in your family have thyroid problem? I would recommend you to consult an endocrinologist online to go for some more testing (like thyroid antibodies and rep...  Read Full »

Can we win over thyroid problem by taking homeopathy medicines?

Query: Hello Doctor, My mother has thyroid problem. She is taking homeopathy medicines. Thyroid problem not corrected. She is 40 years old, weight 42 Kg, height 5 feet. What should she do? She feels weak. Can we win over this thyroid problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully appreciate your concerns. You have not mentioned whether thyroid is underworking or overworking. Thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone deficiency occurs if thyroid gland is underactive (Hypothyroidism). Under these circumstances, the patient need...  Read Full »

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