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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Will changing shampoo while using Minoxidil cause hairfall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Minoxidil for the past one year. Suddenly in the last three weeks, I am seeing that lots of hair are shedding. I think this because of my shampoo change. Now I have gone back to my original shampoo what I was using earlier, but my still hair shedding is more even after regular ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about hair fall. Please be aware that any hair fall less than 100 strands per day is normal and you should not be worried as it might just be related to temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, any recent fever, dietary habits, and lifestyle....  Read Full »

I have PCOD and thyroid. What are the ways to reduce weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have thyroid and PCOD. I am using 75 mcg for thyroid since 3 months and prior to that it was 50 mcg and for PCOD, I am taking Metformin 500 mg everyday. But I do not seem to be reducing weight. Please help me reduce weight.  Read Full »

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the details submitted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your BMI is on the higher side. You have been on tablet Eltroxin 75 mcg for past 3 months. Kindly do a thyroid function test to check if levels are in normal range. Also, you are a...  Read Full »

What if I do not take medicine for hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency as a child, but stopped taking the medication at 18. I am now 23 and have noticed a few symptoms. Extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain and headaches. I feel that the symptoms have worsened. What could be the po...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have a few follow up questions. Please answer them. What was the reason for the hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency? Were there any other hormone deficiencies as well? What other medical problems do you have? When did you last have your thyroid blood work do...  Read Full »

Based on my blood report, do I need any medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. I have been on Omeprazole 20 mg and Thyroxine 50 mcg for the last four years. My height is 5'10" height and weight is 70 kg. I have hyperacidity and little vertigo. I am attaching herewith my latest blood report. Please advise whether any medicine is required.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all the data posted. All the reports are within normal limits except for cholesterol level (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your LDL is 139 mg/dL. So, whether to start treatment for this elevation of cholesterol depends upon the pr...  Read Full »

What are the effects of Corona infection on asthma and thyroid patients?

Query: Hello doctor, As everyone are worrying about corona virus, I have a few doubts relating to it. How corona effects on asthma and thyroid patients? Will corona effect the persons who are suffering with asthma and thyroid even if they have strong immune system? As corona effects especially on lungs, e...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that there are two important things that decide fate of a person suffering from COVID-19. These are immunity and viral load. If your immunity is good but viral load is too much outcome will be poor and if immunity is poor and viral load is less outcome ag...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have polycystic ovaries?

Query: Hello doctor, It is about one of my closely known relative who is of the age of 19 now and has tested her thyroid and USG was done. Her weight is 80 kg and height almost 165 cm. I just want to know two things on the basis of the two reports that I will be attaching here within. Polycystic ovarian...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Polycystic ovaries can give problems in conceiving. 50 to 60 females have polycystic ovaries. So right now there is no need to worry and especially if her period is regular. There is no such treatment to take right now. She may require treatment to get pregnant. Otherw...  Read Full »

Will PPI's cause constant headache, dizziness and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months before, I developed a gastric issue that required treatment with PPIs. Soon into using the drugs I developed headaches, dizziness, and nausea. I changed the type of PPI three times but the symptoms persisted. The symptoms included a feeling of pressure above my right ear ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that the dizziness does not seem to be related to PPI adverse effects, as it would have disappeared now. For this reason, I would recommend consulting first with an ENT specialist in order to exclude a possible inne...  Read Full »

How can I conceive with PCOD and thyroid issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old having PCOD and thyroid from past 3 years, as well as my weight has increased to 65 kg from 50 kg within these three years, my height is 4.9 ft. I am suffering alot to reduce my weight and it is not happening .Now I am planning to conceive, please suggest me medication ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thyroid and PCOD both affect fertility so need precautions, investigations on regular basis if needed, treatment and dose adjustments accordingly. Thyroid abnormalities can affect fertility, periods flow regularity, can cause miscarriages, increases risks of congenital ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a diet plan to reduce obesity.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 23 years old. She is the mother of one daughter and is a little obese and she wants to reduce the weight. She has tried many exercises and diet plans but all failed. Her height is 5'1" and her weight is 80 kg. Please suggest her to reduce the weight.  Read Full »

Dr. Priety

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Compared to your wife's height her weight is high. She has to maintain her weight below 62 kg. First of all, we have to find whether there is any underlying cause for this. Do thyroid function tests to rule out thyroid disease. Do USG (ultrasound) to rule out PCOD (pol...  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. (col) Rakesh Karanwal

Cardiologist, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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