Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy mostly happens to younger women and usually is over looked due to the production of hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It is very important that hyperthyroidism is controlled after the 12 weeks of pregnancy, if left untreated, it can increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defect.
There is no effective way to prevent hyperthyroidism during pregnancy,but
A. How to
1. Quit Smoking
2. Prevent exposure to Iodine
As exposure to Iodine increase the risk of hyperthyroidism.
3. Eating healthy
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4. Meditation or Yoga
Mediation and yoga can help a woman to calm and relax, thus reducing or lessening the risk of the disease caused by stress related
5. Limit intake of saturated fats and fats
As they can increase the risk of heart diseases and stroke.
6. Limit intake of alcohol
7. Moderate exercise to enhance the normal production of certain hormones.
B. Nutritional supplements
1. Vitamin D
In a study of Vitamin D deficiency modulates Graves' hyperthyroidism induced in BALB/c mice by thyrotropin receptor immunization, researcher found that found that different chromosomes or loci confer susceptibility to TSHR antibody induction versus thyroid function. Our present studies provide evidence that an environmental factor, vitamin D, has only minor effects on induced immunity to the TSHR, but directly affects thyroid function in mice.
2. Vitamins B12
Vitamin B12 is critical for iron metabolism. Increased risk of hyperthyroidism for women with deficiency of Vitamin B12.
In a study of Evaluation of ionized and total serum magnesium concentrations in hyperthyroid cats by Cornelia V. Gilroy, Barbara S. Horney, Shelley A. Burton, and Allan L. MacKenzie, researchers found that in the hyperthyroid cats, the range of ionized serum magnesium concentrations was 0.42 to 0.65 mmol/L and the range of total magnesium serum concentrations 0.75 to 1.23 mmol/L. In the healthy cats, the corresponding ranges were 0.47 to 0.67 mmol/L and 0.78 to 1.13 mmol/L.
4. Omega 3 fatty acid
In a study of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases
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