The thyroid creates hormones that help your body to work correctly. Thyroid hormones control your heart rates and metabolism. You get thyroid disorder when the thyroid gland produces too much or too little hormones. Women develop thyroid disorders before or after pregnancy. Some women also develop it after giving birth to a child. This is known as hypothyroidism during pregnancy (thyroid deficiency during pregnancy)
- Diagnosis of hypothyroidism during pregnancy (thyroid deficiency during pregnancy)
- Healthcare providers usually do not test the thyroid at any stage of pregnancy. But they conduct the test if you risk developing the symptoms or conditions. For example, hypothyroidism during pregnancy (thyroid deficiency during pregnancy) is having a rash or coughing.
- Symptoms of thyroid deficiency are feeling dizzy, having a sore throat etc. Symptoms develop very slowly over time.
- Your doctor will ask you to take a blood test and other physical exams. It helps to measure the level of thyroid in your blood.
How is hypothyroidism during pregnancy treated?
- If the doctor finds an imbalance of thyroid hormone, you will be given some medicines that will not harm the child.
- Levothyroxine is one of the common medicines used to treat the level of the thyroid. It replaces the T4 hormone.
- The medicines that contain T3 hormone are not provided to pregnant women.
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