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Dr. Ravikumar

Endocrinologist, kolkata

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Hello doctor I am taking thyroid medicine from 2 month thyrox-25 but my question is can I take albendazole medicine (worm medicine. Can I take this medicine with thyroid medicine. If any side effect will effect. Pla help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Yes you may take it .. there are no side effects of it on thyroid... But it is better to inform your regular doctor about it...
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Does PCOS Lead to Infertility?

MBBS,MD,FMAS,DMAS,FICRS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Does PCOS Lead to Infertility?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility are considered synonymous by most. However, the truth is that they are not and there are a lot of treatment options that can lead to pregnancy, even in a lady who is suffering from PCOS.

Reasons PCOS leads to infertility
Women with PCOS have different hormonal pathways than a normal woman without PCOS. It changes the system of how your body produces the eggs and prepares your uterus for pregnancy. Three reasons why women with PCOS do not get pregnant, or why it is difficult for them to maintain pregnancy are:

1. Women who are suffering with PCOS do not ovulate normally.
2. They have irregular periods and thus their monthly cycles are not predictable.
3. As they have irregular periods, their endometrium may not be prepared when the egg is released. Thus, it does not help in sustaining the pregnancy.

Symptoms of PCOS
There are a lot of symptoms that show the hormonal imbalance due to PCOS.
1. Ovarian cysts
2. Excessive amounts of male hormones
3. High levels of insulin
4. Fertility problems
5. Weight gain
6. Ovulation and menstrual problems
7. Excess body and facial hair
8. Acne
9. Anxiety and depression

As there is hormonal imbalance in a woman with PCOS, the eggs may not develop properly, and at the same time, they may not be ready to get fertilized, thus leading to infertility.

PCOS infertility treatment
The good news is that even if you are one of them with PCOS, there are treatments that can help you to get pregnant.

Here are the drugs that help patients with PCOS.
Metformin (Glucophage)

It helps in reducing the insulin levels and stabilizes the hormones. Thus, doctors often prescribe metformin that will help in making the ovulation cycles regular.

Clomid (Clomiphene citrate)
Another fertility drug that helps in conceiving is Clomid. It may be prescribed with or without metformin. When women with PCOS take these two drugs together, their chances of getting treated for PCOS and getting fertile become more. Many women may need a high dose of Clomid so that they can retain fertility.

Gonadotropins
This medication is necessary for helping you with ovulation as gonadotropins are hormones that stimulate your ovaries to release eggs. When someone is not responding to clomid then this medication may be tried.

If you too are trying to conceive and yet have not succeeded, and can find the symptoms mentioned above, visit your doctor and start the treatment. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Grr I am diabetic for the last six years. I do not take any medicine. I go to gym on alternative days. Is this sufficient to keep me healthy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
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I am diabetic for the last six years. I do not take any medicine. I go to gym on alternative days. Is this suffic...
Dear lybrate-user, if your blood sugar level is under controlled with your current lifestyle, there is no need to take any medicines. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. So the best treatment is to maintain good diet and lifestyle accordingly. Just keep one thing in mind that your should be regularly monitoring your blood sugar. The most reliable test for monitoring is hba1c (shows the average bs for last three months) and if constantly it is maintained at around/ below 6.5, no need to get worried. Also at least once a year get your diabetic profile done from any reliable path lab so that any complication could be checked before time. Along with exercise focus on diet too. Frequent meals (every two hours) in small quantities is basic rule for diabetics. Keep your mind relaxed and cool. Do meditation, pranayam. Hope this would help you out. Thanks.
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I am 29 years old. I have a Thyroid problem how can I free from this disease. Please give me suggestion.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, Mr. By saying" thyroid problem" are talking about hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism? both have different ways to treat. Simply saying thyroid problem does not clarify any thing. If possible give your latest thyroid test results, which will help in identifying the exact condition and then treatment can be decided. If hypothyroidism is there it needs to be treated with thyroxine, dose will depend upon body weight and tsh levels etc. So please clarify then I will be able to guide.
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Hi sir/mam, I have hyperthyroid my weight is getting increase day by day I am feeling very lazy and restless please help me to get rid of my weight and laziness I am feeling hopeless now. I am taking throxyin 100 mcg and in weekends 125 mcg.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Manjuji, If you are on treatment if hypothyroidism is in check then TSH levels should remain between 3 to 4 milli units/ ml. If this is not achieved, then dose needs to be further increased. Once TSH levels are in the normal range, then exercise and restricted diet will help in reducing the weight. This has to be a very conscious effort and will take longer time to reach target level.
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Hypothyroidism - Which Foods Should You Avoid?

M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, D.N.H.E, NET
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Zirakpur
Hypothyroidism - Which Foods Should You Avoid?

The thyroid is a small gland located on the neck. When the thyroid gland functions normally, it is easy to ignore it but an underactive or overactive thyroid gland can cause a number of problems. An underactive thyroid gland is known as hypothyroidism. In this case, the gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This, in turn, lowers metabolism. Your diet plays a large role in influencing the functioning of the thyroid gland.

Some of the foods you should avoid in cases of hypothyroidism are:

  1. Cruciferous Vegetables: This includes vegetables such as cabbage, bok choi, kale, sprouts, and broccoli. These vegetables restrict the thyroid’s ability to absorb iodine which in turn lowers the functionality of the thyroid gland. While you do not need to completely avoid these vegetables, you should restrict their intake to less than 5 ounces each day. Cooking these vegetables can also help reduce their effect.
  2. Soy: Soy products are rich in plant-based phytoestrogen. This hormone interferes with the body’s ability to use the thyroid hormone. It can worsen hypothyroidism and even increase the risk of hypothyroidism. However, this has not been scientifically proven and hence there are no specific dietary guidelines on how much should be eaten. To be on the safe side, consume soy products in moderation and avoid them whenever possible.
  3. Fatty Foods: Hypothyroidism is yet another reason to avoid fatty foods. Fats interfere with the body’s ability to absorb thyroid hormone as well as thyroid hormone replacement drugs. It also lowers the production of thyroid hormone and thus aggravates hypothyroidism. Ideally, you should avoid fatty foods such as red meat, fatty fish, butter, mayonnaise etc. You should also avoid foods that are deep fried. Instead, try steaming or baking your food.
  4. SugarMany dieticians refer to sugar as empty calories. These calories do not have any nutrients but can slow down the body’s metabolism rate. It also leads to weight gain that furthers aggravates hypothyroidism as well as other lifestyle disorders such as diabetes. Limit your sugar consumption to 1-2 spoons a day or try and eliminate it completely. You could also try replacing sugar with honey to sweeten your tea.
  5. Excess Fiber: An excessive amount of anything including fiber can be detrimental to the body. Too much fiber can create complications in the treatment of hypothyroidism. Thus, you should not consume more than 35 grams of fiber a day. This can take the form of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and beans.
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My TSH WAS 8.8 so doc made my thyronorm to 125 from 100 mcg. I got test repeated and it became 0.26 in 3 months. After 6 months level is 0.04. Should I continue with 125 MCg or I need to alter the dose. I have this problem from past 15 years I am 47 year old, uterus removed, I am under glucosamine (loss of synovial) from past 6 months, take revital women I am under no other medication. Weight is 52, height 5 ft Kindly guide.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My TSH WAS 8.8 so doc made my thyronorm to 125 from 100 mcg. I got test repeated and it became 0.26 in 3 months. Afte...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. With TSH at 0.04 mU/L, you need to reduce the dosage by at least 25 mcg per day and then check it after 6 to 8 weeks. If the level is around 3 mU/L maintain that dose. Your other medications can continue. Thanks.
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Hi sir, my wife having thyroid problem what medicine she will take to control. Age 30, planing for child. Kindly guide us.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr Ghosh, Thanks for the query. If you are planning for a baby and if hypothyroidism is present, then it is absolutely essential that it is completely brought under control by taking adequate dose of levothyroxine. TSH levels should be maintained below 2 mU/L for conception to occur. Plus throughout the 3 trimesters of pregnancy TSH should be maintained around 2 mU/L. This will ensure proper fetal development and growth. Plus she should avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits.Always use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Avoid pastries and other bakery items, plus foods made out of maida. If you have any doubts please do come back. I will be glad to guide. Thanks
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