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Thyroid issues

Hello Doctor, I have a heridity in my family of thyroid. Its been a year that i have been taking 25mg thyroxine sodium medicine. In thyroid test, T3 & T4 were always normal but once Tsh was above the limit. From past 2 thyroid test, Tsh is also normal but still i have continued taking medicine. Its been 8months that i havent gone for checkup. Should i go for homeopethy treatment so that i can cure it from root & vanish this deficiency from my body? I am planning to have baby, is this will be a big hurdle to concieve?
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil Bangalore | ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist
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What you are suffering from is Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis, an immune system disease which affects predominantly women (6:1 female-male ratio). This is an incurable condition, but can be well controlled by thyroid hormone replacements. As long as you are taking the right amount of thyroxine (check your TSH every 3 months-when you have last 10 tablets remaining in your bottle), you should have no problem whatsoever. What you are taking is a hormone replacement NOT A MEDICINE...CONSIDER IT MORE LIKE VITAMIN WHEN TAKEN FOR A VITAMIN DEFICIENCY. The only precaution you need to do is to get a USG Thyroid scan done every 2 years as there is a small possibility of thyroid cancer especially after you turn 45(menopause)...the scan will be able to spot this changes and if that happens, you need to go in for Total thyroidectomy. Just avoid the Brassica family of vegetables in your diet [cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, horseradish, kohlrabi(knol-kohl or navil-cosu) and turnips]. None of the alternative pathies have a solution for this. Thease do not fall into the trap of quacks who will counsel you otherwise. A fool & his money are soon parted!
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal Bangalore | General Physician
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Well if the thyroid levels are in normal limits then that won't be a problem for conceiving please not on that only abnormal levels will cause a problem in your pregnancy secondly please go for quarterly chikappa so that you can know if you have to alter the dosage and being an allopathic physician I would recommend you to continue the same treatment
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