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I am 38 years old l am having thyroid problem past 2yrs and l am taking 100mg thyroid sodium tablets daily 1 month before my clinical laboratory report shows serum TSH (ECLIA) 17.140 # and serum FREE T3 (ECLIA) 2.86 pg/ mL and serum FT4 (ECLIA) 0.94 ng /dL my Question is what type of thyroid l am having weather hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and l am taking thyroxine tablets is it correct or wrong tablet if wrong means please suggest tablets to be taken please help me.

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your tsh level is 17.140 it means you have hypothyroidism. thyroxine is good medicine in this. 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 consult doctor on time.
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