Thyroid Problem

Thyroid, which is a gland in the neck, produces hormones that regulate the metabolism of the body. Thyroid problems can occur due to the increase or decrease in the production of thyroid hormones. The most common thyroid problems are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroid nodules, and Graves' disease.

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I have racing heartbeats, breathlessness and headaches at times. Pease help.

Query: Hello doctor,I need your help. I have seen many doctors about the symptoms that I am having. Several years ago, I would have these little episodes with my heart where for about five to ten seconds, my heart would race extremely fast when I say remarkably, I mean, within 5 seconds, it would beat 15 t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. In Hyperthyroidism, cardiac rhythm issues are common. Atrial fibrillation is a common Arrhythmia. Do you have documented atrial fibrillation on ECG (electrocardiogram)? If not, I would recommend having cardiac event monitoring done. It is a long-te...  Read Full »

Why does bleed severely during menses?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from a menstrual cycle problem. She is bleeding too much, and her period continues for 7 days. Due to this, low BP, headache, and the lower back problem has started. For the last two years, she has been feeling weak and less energetic. Kindly suggest good medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the details given in your query, it seems that your wife is suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). There are several reasons for AUB. For diagnosis, you better do one ultrasonography of the abdomen and serum for a thyroid function test. Meanwhile, I sug...  Read Full »

Having thyroid, i am not able to reduce weight. Can you suggest any medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had three cesarean deliveries. She is not able to reduce weight despite all her efforts. Her thyroid profile T3 is 3.05 mIU/mL, T4 is 0.83 mIU/mL, and TSH is 5.339 mIU/mL. Please suggest whether any medication is required or not for thyroid.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The available values show that her thyroid function test is within normal limits but slightly on the lower side. No medication is required in regard to the thyroid, as she does not have any symptoms related to ...  Read Full »

I have thyroid disorder-associated symptoms. Which tests should I undergo to confirm if I have it?

Query: Hi doctor, I suspect I have a hormone issue, which seems to be related to my thyroid. Because I have most of the symptoms listed with thyroid problems, which include a burning sensation in the neck, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, increased appetite, intense cravings, weight gain, night swea...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. First of all, your symptoms are a mix of both hyper and hypothyroidism, making it unlikely for either to be the diagnosis. This, in addition to the TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level, rules out a thyroid disor...  Read Full »

I have thyroid polyps and it pains while I swallow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thyroid polyps. For the last two weeks, I experienced pain when swallowing liquid and coughing, and a small lump was visible. I went to the hospital a few days ago, and I did thyroid ultrasound. The hospital doctor said that I had bleeding from the polyps. Only medication Naprosyn ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your ultrasound images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Discrete sub-centimetric nodules are seen in both the lobes of the thyroid, with a few in the left lobe showing foci of calcificat...  Read Full »

I feel fatigued easily after a long night's sleep. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a health concern that is related to sleep medicine. For the last three years, I have had a sleep pattern that is characterized by seven to eight hours of continuous rest during the night. But, during the day from morning till lunch, fatigue starts to build-up to a point where I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I advise you to get yourself examined by a doctor for thyroid hormone-related issues, as it is one of the most common causes of sleep pattern disturbances. I also advise you to exercise that will help you to have good endorphins in your brain and keep you awake d...  Read Full »

My mother has a thyroid problem and high blood sugar levels. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is not well. She has thyroid, and today she got her sugar levels checked. Her random blood sugar is 236 mg/dL. Her T3 is 1.33 ng/dL, T4 is 11.50 ug/dL, and her TSH is 7.37 mIU/mL. What is the treatment for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail, and I will surely help you. Your mother's thyroid levels and sugar levels are disturbed. We need to start medications for the same. However, tell me regarding her previous treatment so that I can guide you further. I will suggest ...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for Graves' disease when trying to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 32 years. After her second delivery, she got the problem of diffuse toxic goiter what is called Graves' disease. She is on medication for the last six years. She is on Carbimazole. But, it is not effective as when she stopped taking the medicine she suffers again from the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Graves' disease treatment options are the following. Medical therapy with drugs that she is already taking. The relapse rate is very high. Radioiodine therapy which is the safest and easiest with least side effects. It does not cause infertility. Surgery - as you...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with an elevated level of thyroid hormone. Can COVID-19 be a reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am sharing my reports of TSH and sugar levels with you. The reports were normal four months back. But after four months, the reports shows elevated TSH and blood sugar level. Now I am having tablet Thyronorm, will it be normal again? Can it be due to COVID? But I did not have any symp...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Your sugar levels are normal. So no need to worry about that. But your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is high indicating you have developed hypothyroidism. It can be well controlled with tablet Thyronor...  Read Full »

How can hyperthyroidism be effectively treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old man. I have suffered from hyperthyroidism for more than 20 years. I have been to many doctors but I have not got any long-term benefits. They gave me Methimazole, Propranolol, and Cyproheptadine for a while. I put on weight for a while but became skinny again. I need...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report only shows that your thyroid hormones are not controlled. Hyperthyroid patients should control their thyroid. You have to know the appropriate dose of Methimazole 1 mg ...  Read Full »

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