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Dr. Pooja

Diploma in Family Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Physician, Ludhiana

6 Years Experience
Dr. Pooja Diploma in Family Medicine Nuclear Medicine Physician, Ludhiana
6 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Pooja is a popular Nuclear Medicine Physician in Model Town, Ludhiana. She has had many happy patients in her 6 years of journey as a Nuclear Medicine Physician. She is a Diploma in Family Medicine . She is currently associated with pooja helta clinic in Model Town, Ludhiana. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pooja on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Family Medicine - A N Magadh Medical College, Gaya - 2011
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I have thyroid but I am not sure whether I have hyo or hyper thyroid? which is more safe? I feel I have hypo because I am getting plumpy.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have thyroid but I am not sure whether I have hyo or hyper thyroid? which is more safe? I feel I have hypo because ...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement can help,
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In recent sonography report I found to have cysts in ovaries about 2-5mms in diameter and my tsh level is also increased can it be cured?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
In recent sonography report I found to have cysts in ovaries about 2-5mms in diameter and my tsh level is also increa...
You should consult physician for tsh and start medicine for that. Most of the ovarian cysts are functional and resolve by itself, and only few cysts require management by medicines. So consult gyne for proper diagnosis and management.
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I have thyroid. Since last 1 year. What should I do now. Even though I am having ayurvedik medicines.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hello I am Dr. Tanvi diabetes and thyroid (endocrinologist) specialist from mumbai everyone has thyroid. Thyroid is a gland present in neck, you may be having thyroid disorder. It can be either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Treatment depends on what kind of problem you have. If you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood thyroid reports.
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I am having a regular roughness in my throat for last 2 or 3 years and I increases as soon as I have some oily food. Before this there was regular cold for 5-6 years but it then went ending with this throat problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am having a regular roughness in my throat for last 2 or 3 years and I increases as soon as I have some oily food. ...
• Take 1/2 piece of ginger, crush it and squze its juice and mix it with one teaspoon of honey and take 1/2 spoon of this mixture 2 times in a day. • Take 4 - 5 tulsi leaves and 1/2 piece of ginger and 1 glass of water mix both of them in water and boil it till half glass of water remain in the container then drink it by add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. • Avoid cold water, ice creams, and pickle. • Take strepsils or sualiin (hamdard pharma) 1 tablet 3 times per day or slowly suck a piece of mulethi. • Doing gargles with lukewarm water it will reduce your pain. • Drink lukewarm water.
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I am 28 years old married woman. Recently according to the reports I am having pcod & thyroid problem. And also I am having severe hair fall! what should I do? please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 28 years old married woman. Recently according to the reports I am having pcod & thyroid problem. And also I...
In hypothyroidism:-- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consut doctor on time. use hair oil minoxidil.
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Hii doctor I am 22 years girl. But I still do not have perfect body. Everyone says that I am look like small child n also I have thyroid problem. So doctor what can I do for health improvement. N what was the reason behind this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hii doctor I am 22 years girl. But I still do not have perfect body. Everyone says that I am look like small child n ...
You have to mention your weight and get the thyroid in good control and eat high calorie diet and take care not to be obese
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I am female and 65 years old. My TSH was 9.69 6 month ago and I took 1 Tab Thyronorm 50 mcg and now TSH is 1.60 so advice further.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am female and 65 years old. My TSH was 9.69 6 month ago and I took 1 Tab Thyronorm 50 mcg and now TSH is 1.60 so ad...
lybrate-user, You will have to continue taking the same dose of thyroxine for some more time. Then check TSH after 6 to 8 weeks, if level is lower than the present then a small reduction in dose can be done. But the treatment has to continue for lifetime. Thanks.
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Dear Dr. My age 32 and I have a thyroid problems from last some years and this month I checked thyroid test. Free T3 :- 3.58, T4:- 1.40, TSH :- 0.080 and last month thyroid test (this test is before period) free T3:- 1.79, T4:- 0.65, TSH :- 13.348 already already underweight like 40 kg and currently my weight is continuously loss like my today's weight is 39 kg. I am afraid all this things happens with me. My diet is okay. For menstrual problems I eat Dr. prescribe me tablets for 5 days. I have so many problems like body heck, joint pains, skin diseases, too much hair loss fever n cold. Also my sonography report comes :- the endometrial thickness is increased 12.1 mm Both ovaries are bulky in nature. Multiple follicles are arranged in the periphery of the ovary with echogenic stroma is seen in the centre. Finding suggestive of polycystic ovarian diseases. Dr. Gave me throxin 50 mg tablet am empty stomach. I eat regular but my above problem yet not solve even my weight is continuously loss. Before 3 months my weight is 46 kg and today 39. Kindly suggest me am so afraid.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Your latest thyroid function test is indicative of hypothyroidism which needs to be controlled well. Advise consult an experienced endocrinologist asap for further traction in this regard. Again, your USG report presenting with endometrial thickness, bulky ovary with PCOS etc all are indicative of hormonal imbalance that needs to be suitably addressed too. You need to consult your OB/ GYN in this regard who can suitably consult in this aspect. In the meantime, do keep you diet & lifestyle streamlined and stay well hydrated. De-stress and relax daily. Hope this helps. You can connect for a naturopathic integrative traction of the issues anytime. Do take care, and all the very best. Sincerely,
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Is thyroid is a cure disease or not. And how to take care in thyroid. I am a female of 56 years old.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi dear Lybrate user, Thyroid, can b cured in homoeopathy. *U need to maintain personal hygiene * take,easily digestible diet* take plenty of water to eliminate toxins * go for meditation to activate your pituitary gland.*avoid,junk food,dust,smoke, intensed Sun Take, care.
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My mother suffering from cough very hard cough at night last year she had TB and had medicine. BT last 3 years she suffering from cough dry cough then after cough she do vomiting and she is taking thyroid medicine 100 and foracort inhaler.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please do chest x-ray and visit a ent for throat inspection. Give her bryonia 30 - twice daily for next 7 days.
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Hi I am 22 years ,male with no serious or major disease history. I got my thyroid profile and CBC done today. My T3 is 4.71, T4 is 1.47 and TSH is 7.238. In CBC the abnormalities shown were haemoglobin-17.30, packed cell volume (pcv)-50.70, RBC-6.14,segmented neutrophil-38.90, lymphocytes (differential leucocyte count)- 52.30 and lymphocytes (absolute leucocyte count)-4.56. I would highly appreciate if you could throw some light on this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, TSH 7.38 mU/L, is above the normal limit, it is in the sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Unless there are any specific symptoms related to it, there is no need to take any treatment. Your blood report is fine, sometimes higher values of Hb are seen. Your Lymphcyte count is much higher than normal (25 to 30%) Thanks.
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I have tested for thyroid. T3 & T4 are within range, but TSH level is 9.949 which is more than the range. How to control (lower) TSH level.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I have tested for thyroid. T3 & T4 are within range, but TSH level is 9.949 which is more than the range. How to cont...
No cabbage, broccoli, no radish, mustard, turnip, soya, no fatty / fast / spicy / processed food. Less tea / coffee. Take more water repeat TSH after one month and contact on chat for further advise and medicine.
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My mom is suffering from thyroid, it was going low, what to do to maintain constant thyroid and her weight is also increasing, kindly suggest.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one cup of water. If you use freshly ground black pepper, then just add one-quarter teaspoon. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. Do this daily for at least three months.
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I have high tsh and normal t3 and t4. The report says I have mild subclinical hypothyroidism. I have done the test twice and got the same result. What measures should I take with respect to my diet, exercise and sleep? Also is it possible to cure it completely? I'm 42 and female. What other health risks should I look out for? Thank you.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
You need to start the medication if not started, If already on the medication then you need to increase your current dose.You will need to reduce your weight by following a proper diet & doing regular exercise... however that can happen only once your TSH is normalised.
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I am a 47 years female with hypothyroidism (Since 10 years), diabetes (since 3 years) and hypertension. hypothyroidism is due to hashimoto where antibodies are present and presently taking Selenium supplement to reduce antibodies. Taking Eltroxin 125 mcg daily as thyroid replacement. My Diabetes is as such well controlled, my last HbA1c was 6.3% which has increased from 6.1% and I found that my PPBS stays higher especially after breakfast. It goes beyond 200 mg/dl. Sometimes even around 290! I have discovered that same thing if I eat in lunch, PPBS is less around 140-150 or sometimes even less than 120 mg/dl. PPBS after dinner is between the two ranges. I.e. Around 160-180. My main question is whether it is advisable to eliminate wheat and rice completely from the diet to reduce PPBS levels? It is difficult to do that since it is our staple diet and is contained in all items. I am taking Metformin 1 g morning and evening and skip taking Metformin when I avoid dinner. I am also taking Diabecon DS tablet which is shown to reduce FBS and PPBS levels considerably because I confirmed it by stopping it for about 10 days, though I was taking Metformin, my FBS and PPBS levels shoots up like anything. Once I started taking Diabecon DS again, both FBS and PPBS levels reduced considerably. My last fasting insulin was 9.93 and fasting glucose 100 mg/dl gave 1.33 as Insulin resistance and 90% Beta cell function by Homa 2 calculator as found on internet which is widely used to measure IR. Now, people who advocate Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet on diabetes forum, says residual circulating insulin should be reduced for which you need to lower your carbohydrate intake. I was told that fasting insulin should be <5 and if Blood sugar control is difficult with this value, it can be <7 but not more than that as more insulin causes more fat storage and ultimately pancreas are whipped to secrete insulin by some drugs. I was taking Glycomet GP-1 forte once in the morning but was getting hypoglycemia since 6 months due to glimepiride in it which was increasing insulin levels, so stopped taking it and now not getting any hype episodes. It is known from various research sites on internet that Gymnema extract (Meshashringi, Gurmar) is very effective in reducing FBS and PPBS levels, but increase insulin levels. So, is it advisable to take Gymnema extract (Ayurvedic medicine) which helps a lot in reducing FBS and PPBS levels? I am taking Arkamin for hypertension once in the morning. So, my question is, is it necessary to reduce carbohydrate intake to 20% which comes to around 100g of carbs each day? People say, since we diabetics cannot process carbs efficiently, we need to reduce it's consumption to around 100g or less for good diabetic control. What should be ideal PPBS level after meals? And What should be fasting insulin level?

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
I am a 47 years female with hypothyroidism (Since 10 years), diabetes (since 3 years) and hypertension. hypothyroidis...
U be on simple metformin 1gm twice daily start exercise for half an hour which your not doing just changing tab and using as you like upon your logical decision is wrong only exercise and weight loss can help you :)
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I am 24 year married girl my tsh is 13 and t3, t4 are Normal now I am taking tyrope 50 mg tablet since from 15 day do I get any difficulty to become pregnant.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 24 year married girl my tsh is 13 and t3, t4 are Normal now I am taking tyrope 50 mg tablet since from 15 day do...
Dear user with the information provided it appears that you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Please understand that you are not going to get any difficulty conceiving but it will be advisable if you can post pone it till your tsh levels are well under control to prevent any un foreseen neurological changes in the new born. Will advise to get your tsh levels approx 4 weeks after the date you started your treatment and revert back to me in person so that I can advise you accordingly.
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Ayurvedic Approach Towards Hypothyroidism

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Approach Towards Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a hormonal disorder caused by reduced amounts of thyroid hormone. It is more common than hyperthyroidism and affects women more than men. Iodine is a main ingredient of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and iodine deficiency leads to hypothyroidism.

TSH is required for effective metabolism and reduced amount leads to affecting overall metabolism of the body and causing the following symptoms.

  1. Slow pulse
  2. Weight gain
  3. Reduced attention/concentration span
  4. Intolerance to cold
  5. Hoarseness of voice
  6. Irritability
  7. Inability to concentrate
  8. Depression/low mood
  9. Fatigue
  10. Swollen face and droopy eyes
  11. Dry skin
  12. Mental
  13. Premenstrual tension
  14. Muscular pain

Ayurveda believes that this is due to an imbalance between the 3 body systems - vata, pita, and kapha. In hypothyroid people, the pita is supposed to be overpowered by kapha which reduces metabolism. 

Treatment is aimed at bringing out balance between the two.

The various Ayurvedic components include:
Panchakarma and external therapies like Vamana, shirodhara, virechana, basti, udwarthana, Kashaya Seka are shown to play a significant role in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Activities: 

Specific Asanas and Pranayamas that are directed at the thyroid have been proven to be beneficial.

  1. The most effective asana is sarvangasana or the shoulder stand. It improves blood flow to the thyroid and thereby improves its function. Matsyasana, surya namaskara, pavan muktasana, and halasana are also beneficial for hypothyroid patients.
  2. Ujjayi is the most common pranayama which acts on the throat area and stimulates reflexes in this area. &#x00a0;Nadi shodhana pranayama also is proven to have beneficial effects on the metabolism.

Internal remedies:

Appetizers and digestive agents are given to improve metabolism. These include herbs and whole grains and specific food products including dairy products.

Food Changes: 

Food has a major role to play, and some of the do's and don't's are as follows.

  1. Increase water consumption, preferably warm water, to improve digestion
  2. Include more iodine-containing foods like white onions, fish, shellfish
  3. Include more whole fibers like brown rice, barley, green gram, Bengal gram, cucumber, and sugarcane juice
  4. Increase consumption of milk and milk products
  5. Avoid sour food items
  6. Herbal products recommended for hypothyroidism include kanchanara, (purple mountain ebony), jatamansi, shilajita, gokshura, Brahmi, and punarnava
  7. Apply a paste of jalakumbhi which helps by supplying iodine to the goiter directly
  8. Jalakumbhi juice can also be consumed daily (11 to 22 g)
  9. Coconut oil, being rich in medium chain fatty acids, increases the body's metabolism and helps in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism

Lifestyle Changes: In addition to the above, meditation and regular exercises to maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress, and manage weight have shown to help control symptoms to a large extent.

Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition but can be managed with a combination of food, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

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I am deficient of calcium, B12 and Vitamin D with high Cholesterol. Is it because of my hypothyroidism? How can I get all these measures under reference range as I can not stop taking eltroxin.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am deficient of calcium, B12 and Vitamin D with high Cholesterol. Is it because of my hypothyroidism? How can I get...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement can help, DO NOT STOP MEDICINES.
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Dear sir, I am 33 years old. I am suffering from primary hypothyroidism and highblood pressure last 15 month. My esonophil count is 11 which is out of range. I have ellergic problem. I am taking now thyoxine 100mcg and divya mukta vati and avipattikur churn. I also doing some yoga like bhatrika, bahya pranayam, anulom vilom, kapalvati, agnisar, ujjayi, bhramari, udgeet pranayam and doing some asans like vajrasan, sabasan, markatasan, mandukasan, gomukhasan, bhujangasan, balasan, makarasan, pawanmuktasan, tadasan. But I have headache any time and fearness with norvusness. Please tell me what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Dear sir, I am 33 years old. I am suffering from primary hypothyroidism and highblood pressure last 15 month. My eson...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement can help,
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