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How Will Hyperthyroid Affect Pregnancy
Thyroid & pregnancy: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is grave's disease. Most women and babies will not experience any significant problems if the graves' is mild. Treatment is with a drug to lower the thyroid production. Risk of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy: hypertension with protein in urine (increase risk of pre-eclampsia), infection, iron def anemia. Baby might have hyperthyroidism as well. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again more thyroid replacement. Hyperthyroidism is more complicated due to the different causes of hyperthyroidism. Any hyperthyroid woman should be followed by an endocrinologist or high risk obstetrical team to determine the best type and amount of meds. ...Read more
It depends on kidney: Patients who become pregnant with active lupus kidney disease have a worse pregncany outcome. With that said lupus and pregnacy is difficult. We certainly see normal and successful pregnancies in lupus. You need a high risk OB to follow along with your rheumatoogist.. The key in lupus and pregnacy is that some patients are stable, some who do better, and some who flare. Kidney disease is the key. ...Read more
See below: There is evidence that antibodies level can affect fertility and the viability of early pregnancy. Some endocrinologists believe that the presence of thyroid antibodies alone is enough to warrent treatment with small amounts of thyroid hormone, especially in a woman trying to get pregnant. You may with to consult with an endo that has this philosophy. ...Read more
Prolactinoma: A prolactinoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland and part of the hormonal regulation in the human body. If you have a prolactinoma with high secretion of the prolactin this can definitely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. You would need to see an hormone specialist for evaluation and drug treatment or if the lesion is large then a neurosurgeon for possible surgical resection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more
Depends on the type : Of antibody. Some antibodies are harmless. Some may cause anemia in the person with the antibody, but if you have that type of antibody, it would cause anemia in non-pregnant state also. Your antibodies may affect your baby also. Please consult your doctor for the issue specific to your situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can.: Healthy weight gain in pregnancy is 25-30 pounds. This weight includes baby weight, placenta, amniotic fluid and uterine enlargement. Moms gain additional body and breast weight as well. Healthy weight gain doesn't make a baby bigger. However, obesity & excess body weight gain can cause gestational diabetes. Untreated gestational diabetes can cause excessive and unhealthy fetal weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any eating disorder can affect pregnany if the mother is not receiving enough nutrients to support herself and her developing baby. Poor weight gain in pregnany is associated with low birth weight infants, and preterm delivery. The vomiting associated with bulimia can cause electrolyte distrubances and certainly increased discomfort during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May worsen disease: Activity of uc and cd at time of conception greatly predicts disease course. If in remission, most stay in remission (2/3) where as 1/3 will flare. Disease that is active during conception usually does not go into remission during the course of pregnancy and may even get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other way: Pregnancy can precipitate a sarcoidosis flare. In more than 60% of the cases however, sarcoidosis severity will remain unchanged, or even improve during pregnancy. Certain medications used to treat sarcoidosis are not safe during pregnancy, others increase your blood sugar and thus the risk of complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: If you consume a very restrictive diet, you may develop nutritional deficiencies which can alter the function of enzymes, organ systems, and hormones. Also consuming too much food and gaining weight can also affect hormones. Overweight men tend to have lower testosterone. Not clear if cause or effect. There are also a number of hormones that affect appetite and are altered by diet. ...Read more
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