The thyroid secretes hormones that regulate metabolism. Thyroid diseases are relatively common during pregnancy and it is important to treat otherwise it can affect one’s current status. It can lead to some problems such as premature birth, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage, and low birth weight. It is necessary for a pregnant woman to discuss with her physician if she has any history of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and any condition related to thyroid so proper monitoring and treatment during pregnancy will be provided.
Is it safe to take Synthroid while pregnant?
- It is safe to use once advised by a physician.
Dangers of Thyroid Problem during Pregnancy, thyroid hormone is mildly elevated. Poor control of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, hypertension in pregnancy, preterm births, and maternal heart failure.
Papillary carcinoma is the most common form of thyroid cancer during pregnancy. The best treatment for thyroid cancer is the total surgery and subtotal thyroidectomy. Surgery is advised by a physician when necessary. And, post-operative control of thyroid hormone after surgery should be done. Radioactive iodine therapy is not allowed during pregnancy.
At Dr. Rami Hamed Center we offer you the well-experienced doctors to diagnose and treat thyroid problems during your pregnancy.