Underactive Thyroid

A disorder characterized by inadequate thyroid production to meet the body's requirement is called hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. It is manifested by tiredness, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, thinning of hair, hoarseness, muscle fatigue, hyperlipidemia, irregular menstruation, bradycardia, joint pain, increased sensitivity to cold, etc. Autoimmune disorders, thyroidectomy, radiotherapy, medications, hyperthyroidism treatment, iodine deficiency, congenital disorders, pregnancy, and pituitary disorder can cause it.

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What could be the reason for the change of hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 year old male. I had a hyperthyroid since the last five years and was taking Carbimazole 5 mg thrice a day for the last two and a half years. Then, last month, I got my complete physical test done, and I got to know that my hyperthyroid had shifted to hypothyroid. So, the do...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid dysfunction and saw your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism initially and were treated accordingly. The problem occurred when you had a sl...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my mother's weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is feeling weak. She has pain in her left hip joint, thigh and leg. She also feels cold. We took hemoglobin and thyroid profile test. The result is as follows. Hemoglobin 7.4 (reference interval : 12 - 15), total T3 91.4 (reference interval : 70 - 204), total T4 5.8 (refere...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has an underactive thyroid. Does she have any history of this problem? This is an endocrine issue and she needs treatment. You have not provided her weight for dosage recommendations. Her hemoglobin is quite low and this is not an endocrine issue. Is she consulting w...  Read Full »

Are there any foods to be avoided while on Levothyroxine?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sudden weight gain. Are there any foods that should be avoided either at certain times of the day or all together while taking Levothyroxine to treat an underactive thyroid?  Read Full »


Dr. Makwana Tanvi Ghanshyambhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avoid raw cabbage, cauliflower, brocolli, soy and soy products like soy sauce, soy milk, tofu, strawberry, walnut, spinach, and brussel sprouts. Do not take any meals or drink except plain water for atleast 45 minutes after taking medication. Avoid taking acidity-cau...  Read Full »

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