Chat With a Doctor: Thyroid Problems

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 1 p.m. (ET)

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Do you have a question about thyroid problems? Christian Nasr, MD, and Mary Vouyiouklis, MD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Rosemarie Metzer, MD, Department of Endocrine Surgery, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. (ET).

Chat With a Doctor: Thyroid Problems Live Web Chat: 1 p.m. (ET) on Jan. 28, 2013


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Mary Vouyiouklis, MD

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  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
  • Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Rosemarie Metzger, MD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Department of Endocrine Surgery

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About thyroid problems

The thyroid gland plays a critical role in a person’s overall health. The thyroid is an endocrine gland that is responsible for controlling metabolism (the energy produced and used by the body) and regulating the body’s sensitivity to hormones. Diseases of the thyroid cause either underactivity or overactivity of this gland, leading to diseases that may include diabetes, goiter, heart disease and cancer.

Many people suffering from thyroid conditions remain undiagnosed, and do not understand the serious health repercussions of untreated thyroid disorders. Diagnosis and treatment are key to managing a thyroid problem, and will help to control the related symptoms.

Possible questions for this webchat

  • How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?
  • What happens if I don’t receive treatment for a thyroid condition?
  • How do I treat or manage symptoms if I have a thyroid problem?

Dr. Nasr is an endocrinologist in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. He is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

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Dr. Vouyiouklis is an endocrinologist in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. She is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Dr. Metzger is an endocrine surgeon in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute.

This health chat will open on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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  • mugdha

    my tsh level is 4.6 should i take medicine will it reduce my weigth

  • khushi kumari

    hi dr
    I am suffering form depression and thyriode problems and having problem in sleeping
    and current thyroid is high .

  • Cass Mae

    My step father recently past away on January 23, 2015 from overactive thyroids. He had no idea he had a thyroid problem besides serious weight loss and 2 years after he lost all the weight he collapsed. I wish I would have known how serious thyroids really are because I could have been able to save his life :(

  • Srinivas Geo

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    My Wife is 4 months pregnant she is suffering with thyroid 2 days back we tested thyroid levels the report fallows.
    Total T3 – 1.45
    Total T4 – 10.20
    TSH – 21.44
    the TSH level is very high, past 2 months on wards she is using 50mg tablets. 2 months back TSH level is 16.10 but now increasing the TSH, i dont know whats happening please suggest good solution.

    Detail Report:

    We have given blood before break fast and please find the below full report details.

    Total T3 : 1.45 Adult : 0.60-1.81 ng/mL
    Pregnancy :
    FiTrimester : 0.81-1.90 ng/mL
    SecondTrimester : 1.00-2.60 ng/mL
    ThirdTrimester : 1.00-2.60 ng/mL
    MethodAssay:(ChemiluminescenceLIA-Centaur) Immuno

    Total T4 : 10.20 Adult : 4.5 -10.9 µg/dL
    Pregnancy : 6.4-10.7 µg/dL
    MethodAssay:(ChemiluminescenceLIA-Centaur) Immuno

    TSH : 21.44 Paediatric Ranges
    Birth-4 days : 1.0-39 µIU/mL
    2-20 Weeks : 1.7-9.1 µIU/mL
    20 Weeks-20 yrs : 0.7-6.4 µIU/mL