What Happens if Thyroid Level is High During Pregnancy?


What happens if thyroid level is high during
pregnancy? The clinical term for the thyroids over producing
hormones is hyperthyroidism. It can make you nervous, tired and with poor concentration. Kind of like pregnancy. You could end up with excessive sweating and
diarrhea. That could leave someone dehydrated, on par
with morning sickness. You could develop heart palpitations or an
irregular heartbeat. That’s life threatening. Aside from a blood
test, what are signs of a high thyroid? Weight loss, an irregular heartbeat, moist
skin and an enlarged thyroid to start. You’d also have hyperactive reflexes. I thought I already did, trying to keep up
with a hyper toddler. Hair loss sometimes occurs. And don’t joke
about already wanting to pull your hair out, because thyroid problems can put your health
at risk. What does the high thyroid level do when you’re
pregnant? Some women naturally have a highly active
thyroid in the first trimester, especially pregnant with multiples, but the 10% of affected
women usually go back to normal. Aside from dealing with twins or more. If you have chronic and uncontrolled hyperthyroidism,
you are more likely to have a miscarriage, stillbirth and pre-term baby. What type of complications can it cause, other
than the kid coming out too soon? You’re at risk of pre-eclampsia, which is
life threatening. And it can cause pre-term labor on its own. If you don’t have enough thyroid hormone,
I know they can give you artificial ones, like a diabetic taking insulin. What do they
do for someone with too much thyroid production? PTU and MMI are used. While it affects the
baby a little, lack of treatment is not an alternative. At least it’s all over when I have the baby. If you have an over-active thyroid throughout
the pregnancy, it may last a life-time. Let’s focus on saving this kid’s life
first.

One Reply to “What Happens if Thyroid Level is High During Pregnancy?”

  1. Wow. The fear mongering in this video was almost comical. Everything is life threatening! >_< I don't think it was meant to be so, but it did come off that way to me.

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