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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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I was just told I have hyperthyroidism. I am also 13 weeks pregnant how will this affect my baby/pregnancy. they will give me an u/s to check the baby?
Is it Graves'?: Hi. Thyroid hormone doesn't cross the placenta well, so your hyperthyroidism per se won't hurt the baby. If it's Graves' disease, the Graves' antibodies can cross the placenta and sometimes cause fetal goiter and hyperthyroidism. If you are treated with PTU (by week 13, you can also use methimazole), that can affect fetal thyroid, and dose should be kept as low as reasonable. Good luck! ...Read more
I am suffer with hyperthyroid problem.Daily i was taken medicine, but i want to be pregnant . Please suggest home remedies for pregnancy?
No home remedy: There is no home remedy. If you want to be pregnant make sure your hyperthyroidism has been successfully treated by either antithyroid drugs or radioiodine. Fix the thyroid before you attempt to become pregnant. Hyperthyroidism reduces fertility, it's your body's way of telling you not to get pregnant at this time until it's fixed. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: I agree with dr. Chapa's answer. In addition, recent research has suggested that ptu has more adverse effects than methimazole, with fda slapping a black box warning on ptu regarding liver toxicity potential recently. According to latest guidelines from aace & american thyroid association, Methimazole is the preferred agent. Ptu is to be used in the first trimester, Methimazole subsequently after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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