Friday, June 5, 2009

Important of thyroid function in pregnancy

During pregnancy, the requirement of thyroid hormones is increased (for child also) and hence, the thyroid patient should be monitored closely in the first and second trimester. Both the mother and foetus require optimum hormone levels. In hypothyroid pregnant patient, the dose monitoring should be done more frequently and with extra care. It is known that, deficiency of thyroid hormones can cause irreversible damage to both physical and mental growth of the foetus. Hence it is recommended that, a good endocrinologist be approached for better management.

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