1.What is hypothyroidism? It is the disorder where in the thyroid gland produces an inadequate amount of thyroid hormone. It is a disorder commonly found in women of childbearing age. It may lead to developmental delay in the child.

hypothyroidism-in-pregnancy2.What are the indications of hypothyroidism? Some common symptoms of hypothyroidism are:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression

3.How hypothyroidism affect babies? Due to hypothyroidism babies are at higher risk of developing neurological and developmental problems like lower IQ. It can also increase the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight babies or premature birth.

4.Are there any tests to diagnose hypothyroidism? There are certain blood tests to diagnose hypothyroidism

  • TSH Testhypothyroidism
  • T3, T4(thyroxine test)

5.What can be done to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

Medications are completely safe during pregnancy. Medications can reduce the risk of complications. High dosage are required for the women suffering from hypothyroidism during pregnancy and proper monthly check should be done by the health care provider.


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