Thyroid Dysfunction

Various disorders can result when your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones or if it produces too much of these hormones. The common disorders that result from thyroid dysfunction are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, goiter, thyroid nodules, and Graves' disease.

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Why does hyperthyroidism make the eyes pop out of the socket?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 51 years old and she had thyroid sometime in the past. There are no signs of it from the last one year. However, she has these bulging eyes all the time, but she can perfectly see everything with her spectacles. I do not really know what happened to her the other day. She...  Read Full »


Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Eye Care Ophthalmologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your question, it is not mentioned if it is hypo or hyperthyroid. But the symptoms suggest it would be hyperthyroidism or Graves’ disease. I hope your mother is on medication otherwise the condition might worsen. The condition occurs due to overgrowth of t...  Read Full »

What could cause random muscle twitching and shaking feeling all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are well and hopefully will be able to answer some of my concerns. For the past three months, I have been experiencing some unusual symptoms which have given me cause for concern. First of all, I am a 28-year-old female. Before three months, I started to experience a sort of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that we can exclude ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), considering the fact that you have sensory complaints (tingling and burning sensation). From the other hand, this would be an exceptional diagnosis at ...  Read Full »

My son has gained 18 kg weight in last two years. Is there a problem with his thyroid function?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is of 20 years old. He has gained 18 kg in last two years. Now he weighs 91 kg and height 5'10". We had a blood test, and T3 and T4 are normal. TSH is 0.692. Is there a problem with his thyroid function?  Read Full »


Dr. Archana

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels should be 0.5 to 5 depending on which international unit is used. Kindly check with your lab, whether that is normal for the age. Usually, they will give you a printed report only if it falls within the range, then no need to ...  Read Full »

How can thyroid function be controlled in a patient taking Thyronorm 50 mcg?

Query: HelIo doctor, I have attached the thyroid profile test reports of my mother who is taking Thyronorm 50 mcg currently. I want to know what is your opinion to control the thyroid functions.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that she is under-corrected for hypothyroidism. You must increase the dose of Thyronorm to 100 mcg once daily and repeat thyroid function test after four weeks and then we will review again and decide...  Read Full »

How can I get chronic telogen effluvium under control?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with CTE (chronic telogen effluvium), but my doctor did not provide me with any information basically what to do about this condition. Can you help me out? What should I do to get it under control?  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Chronic telogen effluvium occurs when your body has been under stress like any drugs, any disorders like thyroid, nutritional deficiencies, chronic mental stress or any other chronic illness. And rest of the times no cause can be appreciated. 2. So then you need to ...  Read Full »

Why is there continuous itching in a thyroid patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has a big-time issue with itching on all parts of her body. She is 66 years old and has blood pressure and thyroid. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ambadi Kumar

Integrative Medicine Specialist, Internal Medicine Physician, Wellness Medicine Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching can be due to dry skin (xerosis), eczema (dermatitis), psoriasis, scabies, liver disease, kidney failure, iron deficiency anemia, thyroid disease, lymphoma or medications. Please get comprehensive blood work done to rule out these causes. Please treat accordi...  Read Full »

I have weak digestive system and underdeveloped body.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 22 years old. I have many more problems in my body. My digestive system is very weak, my body has not developed. I get confused with dark colors. I get tired very fast.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. For poor digestion, underdevelopment, and tiredness, you should perform a thyroid function test first because if the thyroid gland is not functioning properly there can be a presence of these symptoms. Take treatment only after proper diagnosis ...  Read Full »

Can thyroid problem cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a thyroid problem. My TSH level is on the higher side. At present, I am taking 50 mg Thyroxine. For the last 4 or 5 months, I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. Please give me a proper solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, the information provided at this stage is very limited, and it is difficult to interpret and make conclusions.I request you to post the following details: Your age. How the problem started, whether it was of acute (sudden) onset or on and off initiall...  Read Full »

Do I need drugs if TSH is between 6 and 8.9?

Query: Hello doctor, With TSH between 6 and 8.9 (today 7.5) and FT4 of 1.3 (normal), is it justified to prescribe Timazol or Carbimazole (both for hyperthyroidism cure)?  Read Full »


Dr. Madathupalayam Madhankumar

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the given values, there is no need for these drugs. But in this scenario, I do not have any idea about the current prescriptions you are taking. So, with that information and lipid profile reports, I will be happy to guide you better.  Read Full »

Why am I having severe hair loss for the past two months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have had beautiful long red hair my whole life. Recently for the past two months, I have had severe hair fall and it is now extremely thin and continuing to fall out. Nobody has answers for me.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. See it can have many reasons like genetic cause, nutritional deficit, and some underlying disease. You should ask your physician about thyroid function test and perform it after discussing it. Because severe hair fall can be due to thyroid dys...  Read Full »

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