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Hi, Friend with thyroid wants to marry. Entire family of friend has thyroid. Whether the problem continues to next generation. He told the girl about this. She is afraid to marry him due to thyroid. What would you doctor tell the girl. Whether she will agree? How he should convince her? Any precautions to be taken? Whether my friend should stop marrying? Any problems will arise from the girl. Any problems for sex life which distorts family happiness agay.
I am s hypothyroid patient and currently I am on 112 mcg Thyronorm tablet. With diet I had got my weight 65 kgs but over the period of two years I am again touching 72 kgs. Please help me to lose weight.
The heart pumps pure blood to all parts of the body through a network of arteries. These are thicker in the beginning and become finer and thinner as they reach the various organs. These arteries are lined by a layer of epithelial tissues and as blood flows through them, the heavier cholesterol / fat molecules settle down along the walls.
This attracts more and more fat molecules to settle down. This is known as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Over a period of time, the vessels circumference reduces and the blood supply to the target organ reduces. This impacts proper functioning of these organs and when this happens to the major organs like the heart, kidney or the brain, conditions like stroke or thrombosis or heart attack can occur.
This condition, known as coronary artery disease, is becoming a major cause of deaths. While that is the bad news, the good news is that it is largely lifestyle dependent, and if steps are taken, it can be prevented, and in the early stages, the damage completely reversed.
1. Diet: A low-fat, high-fiber, heart-healthy diet consisting of Omega-3 fatty acids is recommended by doctors, especially to people who are prone to develop heart disease. This also requires reduced salt, increased unsaturated fats, reduced triglycerides and reduced sugar. Include loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds and fish oils. Include multivitamins or other supplements after checking with your doctor.
2. Exercise: Regular exercise in any form increases the efficiency of the circulatory system, keeps the cholesterol levels in check and helps in blood pressure management. Exercise in any form is advisable, based on individual preference. A moderate physical activity of 30 to 45 minutes per day is advisable.
3. Smoking: This is one of the major risk factors for smoking, and quitting or controlling smoking is one of the best methods to prevent coronary artery disease.
4. Alcohol consumption: While moderate alcohol consumption is believed to be healthy for the heart, excessive alcohol consumption is a strict no-no. Binge drinking especially is shown to cause heart attacks.
5. Weight management: Check with your doctor on what is ideal BMI for you and work out a plan to keep your weight under check.
6. Regular medications: If you are on blood pressure or diabetes medications, ensure you do not miss them. Keep a constant check to ensure your readings are managed well.
7. Watch out: Ask your doctor if there are specific symptoms that you need to watch out and seek medical support if you see any of them.
Coronary disease is not treatable fully, but can be prevented and managed effectively to improve the overall quality of life.
My TSH 3rd generation test result shows the value of 5.030 microIU/ml. I am 8 weeks pregnant now. Shall I take medicine or am I ok?
I'm 25 years old and undergoing medications for thyroid and pcod. NW I'm taking thyronorm 50 mg. T3 and t4 are n normal range but tsh s 13.4.prolactin is 40. My doctor don't prescribe tablets to lower prolactin level. She said due to increase in tsh level prolactin are elevated so it's not necessary to take tablets separately for this. My doubt is whether I need to take tablets to lower prolactin prob. I have started taking thyroid tablets for almost 28 days. When should I take blood test again to check my tsh level.
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. This is responsible for producing the thyroid hormone that in turn helps regulate metabolism and other bodily functions. The production of less than normal amounts of thyroid hormone is termed as hypothyroidism. Stress, food intolerance, an unhealthy lifestyle and immune system disorders are some of the factors that could contribute to hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include
In mild cases, there may be no visible effects on the person but in severe cases, it can reduce ovulation or cause the ovulation to stop completely. This can result in infertility. Hypothyroidism can also put a woman at a high risk of having a miscarriage.
Infertility can be treated in a number of ways. One of the most common amongst them is IVF or In Vitro Fertilization. This procedure involves stimulating the woman’s ovaries to produce eggs, harvesting them and combining them with sperm cells from the male partner in a laboratory. This increases the chances of forming an embryo. 2 or 3 of the healthiest embryos formed are then reinserted into the woman’s womb. When the embryo is successfully implanted, the woman may then carry the pregnancy to full term.
Many women who undergo IVF treatment give birth to twins or triplets. IVF typically has a very high success rate but when it comes to women suffering from hypothyroidism, this may not be the best course of treatment. This is because hypothyroidism can also prevent the embryos from being successfully implanted in the uterus.
For this reason, a thyroid test is essential before inserting the embryos into the uterus. This can be done with a simple blood test to measure the level of thyroid hormone in the blood. This test is known as a TSH test. Normal TSH levels range from 0.3 to 3.0 mIU/L. If the levels are unacceptable, medication will be prescribed to help regulate them. Dietary changes may also be required. Once the levels are within the normal range, the embryos can be inserted.
Women suffering from hypothyroidism must have regular checkups for the entire duration of their pregnancy. This will help doctors identify potential problems early and deal with them before they can affect the growing fetus. Even after giving birth, the woman should get her thyroid levels checked regularly while she is nursing the baby.