Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy - The Treatments

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and produces very little thyroid hormones.

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy
According to statistic, approximately 2% of all pregnancies suffer from some degrees of hypothyroidism and another 2 out of 1,000 pregnancies will be complicated by clinical hypothyroidism. If you have hypothyroidism during pregnancy, you may need to have your thyroid hormone checked every 4-6 weeks, if necessary, medication is also adjusted to make sure that your thyroid within the acceptable range.
Thyroxine (T4) replacement
a. The aim of treatment is to bring your T4 and TSH back to normal levels with the synthesis thyroxine pills which similar to the natural T4 made by the thyroid gland.
b. Risks and side effects
b.1. If over doses
It can cause hyperthyroidism
b.2 Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Including insomnia, greater appetite, nervousness, tremble, etc.
b.2. If under dose
Symptoms of hypothyroidism.
C. Follow up to make sure that T4 is within the acceptable range. If necessary, doses can be adjusted
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