Thursday, 12 December 2013

Postpartum Thyroid Disease - Most Common Types

Postpartum thyroid disease is defined as a condition of women who deliver babies have postpartum thyroiditis, with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or both, within one year after delivery as the thyroid gland has become abnormal in production of thyroid hormones. If you need more information about postpartum depression, please follow the link. Due to hormonal change expected after giving birth, most postpartum thyroid diseases are overlook by your doctor. It is for your own benefit, if you are experiencing symptoms of thyroidism, you should see your docto
In most cases, postpartum thyroid disease (transient thyroidism) may be temporary, as it will disappear after a short period of time

Postpartum depression and postpartum thyroid disease
According to the study of Postpartum thyroid disease is not associated with postpartum depression by American thyroid association, study of 641 women with no thyroid disease. They were evaluated at the time of delivery and 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after delivery, researchers found that 56 women (11 percent) had postpartum thyroid disease. Sixty-one women (10 percent) had a high score on the Beck Depression Inventory. Eleven (2 percent) were confirmed by a psychiatrist to have postpartum depression and 50 (8 percent) had lesser psychological disturbances (depressive disorder, anxiety). Researchers concluded that Women with postpartum thyroid disease do not have an increased risk of depression.

Most common types of Postpartum thyroid diseases
1. Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is over active and produces too much thyroid hormones.
2. Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and produces very little thyroid hormones.
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22.9. Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy
a. The Possible Complications
b. Diagnosis and Symptoms
c. The Causes & Risk Factors
d. The Preventions
e. The Treatments
22.10. Hypothyroidism during pregnancy
a. The Symptoms & Diagnosis
b. The Causes & Risk Factors
c. The Preventions
d. The Treatments 

Please disregard the sections of "The importance to have hyperthyroidism under controlled in pregnancy" and "The importance to have hypothyroidism under controlled in pregnancy"

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