Tks again doc
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Tks again doc
pwedeng follow up question doc???
diba there are 2 type of thyroid disorder *** isa hypo at *** isa e hyper.....pareho bang nakaka-affect to sa fertility ng girl?
doc, are you allowed to get pregnant if you're undergoing a thyroid medication through radioactive iodine intake?
No, a woman should not get pregnant while on radioactive iodine treatment until 6 months after CESSATION of the treatment.
If one has a goiter, are there lots of food that should be avoided? Coz we have our helper who has one. And almost all food she doesn't eat. Even white bread. She has to Buy Gardenia wheat bread...sosyal ha!
First, it has to be ascertaind what type of goiter your helper has. Is it the hypothyroid, hyperthyroid or euthyroid type?
I suggest you have her seen by an endocrinologist for a proper evaluation.
What exactly is hyperthyroidsim? I figured it has something to do w/ the thyroid gland (or I figured wrong) and with sweating but i'm not that sure. Enlighten me, please...
Hyperthyroidism = let's simply put it as the overproduction of thyroid hormones which regulate the body's metabolism. Also called thyrotoxicosis
Increased bowel movements
Light or absent menstrual periods
Fast heart rate
Warm moist skin
wow! thanks for this tintable. so, suffice to say, masama siya dahil lahat naman ng sobra ay bad. but how do you get hyperthyroidism? i mean, do you catch it like the common cold virus, just like that and it's there, or is it a genetic malfunction? kung sakaling meron ka, how would you confirm this kung, say, talagang mahina ang lungs mo so as to render you panting most of the time or kung talagang mahina tolerance mo sa heat simula bata ka pa? and anung pwedeng mangyari if ever hindi na-regulate/na-control ang over-production ng hormones? is there a remedy that is not as drastic as surgery considering where speaking of the thyroid? thanks!
meron din ata ako nito - di palang ako nagpapathyroid function test.
aside from the symptoms mentioned by tintable, restless din mga may condition na to. Malikot at di mapalagay.
pwedeng genetic or nagkaroon ka ng sakit na nagcompromise ng immune system mo (grave's disease etc). may medication to.
for acute hyperthyroidism: beta-blockers (e.g. Inderal)
for sustained hyperthyroidism: methimazole and propylthiouracil (PTU)
Meron din Radioactive Iodine Therapy and Thyroidectomy.
sounds technical, not to mention, expensive, ei?
but still, how do you confirm if hypothyroidism nga yung problem mo? consult a doctor na lang? haay.. anyway, thanks for the big help tintable and faaip_de_oiad! appreciate it!
beta-blockers are the same drugs taken by those with hypertension
diagnostic tests may help:
thyroid profile - checks thyroid hormone levels
thyroid scan - visualize thyroid and checks for inflammation/enlargement/nodules
consult a doctor if you are really bothered about it.
It could be genetic. Or you could get it from diet, too much iodine. Labo nga ng DOH, they say iodine ang gamot sa goiter and insist na all salt be iodized. But goiter is just a symptom of both hypo and hyperthyroidism, so if you have the latter, iodized salt is actually no good. You could also get it from smoking, which is how my grandmother and my uncle got it.Originally Posted by st3a7th
Blood tests for TSH, FT4 and FT3 confirm a diagnosis for hyper/hypothyroidism.
If hyperthyroidism/Graves' disease/toxic goiter is not treated? You could die. Because the thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and influence heart rate, digestion, muscle strength, cholesterol levels and your mental state, overproduction puts the body on overdrive. My uncle was like a walking corpse before he got treatment, panting really hard kahit konti lang ang lakarin, o kahit nakaupo lang. Paos na paos siya and very short of breath, you wouldn't recognize his voice. He always felt hot, buhos siya nang buhos ng tubig sa katawan at sa sahig, gusto niya don lang siya mahiga kasi mainit daw sa kutson, ayaw magsapin. And he was really thin, like a POW, pero malakas kumain. We were really shocked when we saw him kasi malaki ang katawan niya dati, he's a construction worker. Lagi siyang nine-nerbiyos. Luwa yung mata niya. He had palpitations. Manas na yung binti niya. He had heart complications, thyrotoxic heart disease, his heart was enlarged and may mga singaw na raw sa valves, sabi ng cardio.
The good news is antithyroid medication helped him. Bumalik din yung katawan niya sa dati at nawala yung symptoms. But he's still on the meds. His thyroid blood levels are regularly being monitored to determine the dose of his drugs. His endo also referred him for radioactive iodine after two years on the drugs but apparently, the RAI dose given to him was not enough. He's still on antithyroid meds pero one tablet (methimazole) once a day na lang. He used to be on three tablets three times a day. May tatlong maintenance drugs din siya for the heart problem.
i just had my blood tests on tsh, ft3 and ft4. my ft3 and ft4 results are within normal range, but tsh is below normal. (normal range is between 0.4-4.5, i got 0.25). i havent gone to my doctor yet, and i have no idea how bad this is. im little worried
this is hyperthyroidism, right?
...do you need a referral from an Endocrinologist to have a tsh-ft3-ft4 tests?
@ayie: your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels are lower than the normal range, meaning, you may have hypothyroidism. the levels though, may be lower as an adverse reaction to lithium (anti-manic), amiodarone (anti-arrhythmic), and interferons (used in CA). also, if you have severe iodine deficiency, the results are lower.
@pollywog: a general practitioner can do the lab requests for you. but of course before they could prescribe such, you need to be evaluated first. you can visit the nearest health center in your place if you want to be checked-up for free.