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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Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have been slowly getting worse. Can you please review my reports and give me your opinion on it? Is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, which is of concern to me. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot be always predicted from an ultrasound scan. The... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a session with one of the doctors in this forum. She helped me in getting into focus and gave me ideas on overcoming my problems. But, I seem to be lost and blank lately. Nothing seems interesting and everything happening around me seems suspicious. I see myself emotionally... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, you could be suffering from depression. Depression of such intensity requires medication and cure is possible in such cases. Breath relaxation exercises or meditation is also helpful, but not a substitute for medications. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I do not have a white half moon on my nails. Is there any thyroid issue? If yes, please suggest some treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of the white half moon also called as lunula, is not uncommon and may be a normal variant, and there is no need to worry about it. I guess rest of your nail is normal. However, it can be associated with low hemoglobin and inadequate diet. Treatment is not n... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, From past few days, I feel very weak while sitting and working. I do not feel energetic, and most of the time I feel sleepy and lazy. I have a little pain in the body, so I am not able to concentrate properly on anything. My blood pressure is 119/72 mmHg, and pulse is 72. I even have pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various causes like thyroid problems, anemia, vitamin deficiency especially vitamin D and even psychological issues which are the most common. You should get hemoglobin levels, thyroid function test, and vitamin D levels checked. I suggest you try doing t... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I feel extremely weak after sleeping in the afternoon on weekends. And even after taking breakfast I feel sleepy, and I sleep off. I got a kidney transplant done five years back, and I am under psychiatric treatment from the past 15 years. I currently take the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are on 20 mg Nexito (Escitaprolam), Modafinil 25 mg, and 25 mg Quetiapine, even with these medicines, your symptoms are persistent. So, some minor changes in medicines will help you to come out of these symptoms. In suggest try takin... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am stress-free and moderately active person. I play sports two to three times a week and have no other major health problem such as hypertension, hyperthyroidism, high cholesterol, etc. I have been using Rhinocort Aqua once a day on each nostril for four years and recently I have exper... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indeed it has low dose steroid, but the systemic absorption is very less. I would suggest reducing the dose to once daily and avoid using caffeinated beverage, exercise and stressful activities before nap time. If this does not work, then consider discontinuing it gradual... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35 year old girl, and my hair has been thinning for years. Now, it looks like male pattern baldness. It is so embarrassing. I need to find out what is going on. It is not genetic and I am overweight. I do not know what is causing it. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are obese, please undergo a thyroid profile. Thyroid problem is one of the important cause of hair fall. Also, you undergo CBC (complete blood count) to look for hemoglobin level. For now, I suggest you apply Hair 4U lotion (Minoxidil) 5% over the bald area and ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I wake up with a heavy head, headache, and drowsiness. It seems tough to do anything in the morning. But, I feel more energetic in the evening. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many things can cause morning fatigue. If you snore at night, you may have a condition called sleep apnea or otherwise known as obstructive sleep apnea. This causes a lack of oxygen and can cause people to feel drowsy during the day. However, this would not explain w... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have TSH 6.01. My T3 and T4 are normal. I feel stressed with anxiety. I cannot sleep at night. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is raised, it does not require treatment with Thyroxine but needs monitoring. Follow steps of sleep hygiene such as sleeping and waking up at regular time, avoiding caffeinated drinks at least 8 hours before sleep, avoid u... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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