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Doctor insights on: Natural Remedy For Postpartum Hyperthyroidism

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Do i need to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?

Do i need to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?

Best: It would be best if you did, as most ob's and pcp's aren't familiar with the disorder or how to properly diagnose/treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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I have hyperthyroidism, my tsh is .01. I am 12 weeks post partum. Can this be treated with anti thyroid meds? I am very symptomatic

I have hyperthyroidism, my tsh is .01. I am 12 weeks post partum. Can this be treated with anti thyroid meds? I am very symptomatic

Yes: It's important to make the correct diagnosis. It could be post partum thyroiditis which usually resolves without treatment. In symptomatic patients, we do treat and stop meds after you improve. However, if you have graves disease, then you need treatment now. Please see your doctor to complete the workup. ...Read more

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I have post partum hyperthyroidism, it is making me extremely dizzy. Is this a common symptom?

I have post partum hyperthyroidism, it is making me extremely dizzy. Is this a common symptom?

Postpartum dizziness: 32 yo woman c/o dizziness and postpartum hyperthyroidism. I would urge you to see your physician right away. Studies show dizziness is a complaint that needs to be urgently evaluated in the postpartum period. You need a full examination. In response to your question- my impression is that postpartum thyroiditis can cause both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Dizziness may or may not be related. ...Read more

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I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

Could be...: Based on that info, what I can say is that it's true that the functioning of the thyroid and adrenals are closely intertwined. The low blood pressure despite the fast thyroid make me think that perhaps there could be a component of adrenal hypo functioning along with the thyroid hyper functioning. Sounds like you need an intensive investigation. ...Read more

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I am 4.5 months postpartum and have a lowTSH highT3T4, (hyperthyroid). Just 2 months ago I had normal TSH. I am not on meds. Is my milk safe for baby?

I am 4.5 months postpartum and have a lowTSH highT3T4, (hyperthyroid). Just 2 months ago I had normal TSH. I am not on meds. Is my milk safe for baby?

Low TSH: milk OK ?: There is a wide range of "normal" for TSH levels. Make sure your lab test is measuring "free T4", and if elevated, you may need treatment for hyperthyroidism. This is generally not the case, however, so consult your provider to see if your "free T4" is significantly elevated. ...Read more

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I have post partum hyperthyroid. Is there any supplements that can help me feel better until it passes? Or anything I should stay away from?

I have post partum hyperthyroid. Is there any supplements that can help me feel better until it passes? Or anything I should stay away from?

Ppartum thyroiditis: Postpartum thyroiditis may begin as symptoms of hyperthyroidism and then progress to hypothyroidism. Some women only have symptoms of either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.Avoid cruciferous vegetables. If you have severe symptoms of hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism, you may require treatment+lab monitoring q 4-8weeks. See your MD for a full exam, be aware of mood swings. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 7 mos postpartum. My tpo ab is 15, thyroglob refl profile is 1, TSH is 15.3, with history of hyperthyroid. Do these antibodies detect an autoimmu?

I am 7 mos postpartum. My tpo ab is 15, thyroglob refl profile is 1, TSH is 15.3, with history of hyperthyroid. Do these antibodies detect an autoimmu?

Thyroid deficiency: If your TSH is 15.3, your thyroid is underactive. Even if you were hyperthyroid at one time, you now have thyroid deficiency and need to be treated for that. Hashimoto can go through normal thyroid function, hyperthyroidism and then hypothyrodism. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. By 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. Tsh always normal before pregnancy.hashimotos?

Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. By 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. Tsh always normal before pregnancy.hashimotos?

Postpartum thyroid: There is a condition known as postpartum thyroiditis which, in contradistinction to most thyroiditis, begins with a period of HYPERthyroidism as you describe. It is most common in women who had pre-existing thyroid antibodies in their blood but normal TSH/normal thyroid function. Usually no treatment is required. This whole scenario is likely related to Hashimoto's. Antibodies likely to remain. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more