Pregnancy in hypothyroidism

Pregnancy in hypothyroidismThe human organism itself is an incredibly complex mechanism of the most diverse systems and elements, each of which is necessary directly for its full and ideal work. To the great regret, a lot of the most aggressive factors or even congenital pathologies are able to simply disrupt the normal work of the body and in the future already lead to significant unpleasant complications.

This also applies to hypothyroidism, which is quite often and not entirely correct very many, changing only one letter in this word, classify the disease as hypothyroidism. However, no matter how one calls this unpleasant condition, which is already due to violations of the thyroid gland, neither its symptoms, nor the real severity of the disease, nor, of course, its consequences from it diminish.

Hypothyroidism (or hypothyroidism, if you like) many physicians characterize as a kind of symptom complex that develops directly in response to congenital or also acquired disorders of the thyroid gland secretion of ordinary thyroid hormones. I must say that with a congenital hypothyroidism a person, of course, already appears in the world, and then it will be necessary to compensate thyroid hormones from birth. But the acquired hypothyroidism can, of course, develop as a consequence of some surgical treatment of the same thyroid diseases. And, in addition, hypothyroidism may well be primary and also secondary. Moreover, in the first case, the tissue of the gland itself is incredibly affected, and secondary hypothyroidism, in turn, becomes a special reaction of the organism to the defeat of the entire hypothalamic-pituitary system, primarily responsible for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland.

It is known for certain that such serious diseases are associated, first of all, with the synthesis and functions of hormones, and with pregnancy, of course, by and large are not at all compatible. And, of course, the same can be said about hypothyroidism. So a sharp lack of thyroid hormones directly in the body of a woman can lead to real and significant complications right in pregnancy and even can result in the birth of a completely defective child. And if before this does not happen spontaneous abortion, by the way, the risk of which when combined with hypothyroidism and pregnancy is very, very high.

An extremely sad fact can also be called the fact that it is hypothyroidism that doctors often call a woman's disease. So it is in the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity that it usually occurs literally 20 times more often than in the same men. And you will agree that it is doubly insulting, because very often hypothyroidism and pregnancy are qualified by many doctors as completely incompatible concepts, and even insist on interrupting such pregnancy and prescribe mandatory emergency treatment with hormones. However, the treatment of hypothyroidism - this is really a necessary measure, and first for a normal conception, and only then for the truly maximum natural development of the future baby.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism

Symptoms of hypothyroidism

In addition, by and large, pregnancy is already on the background of hypothyroidism usually occurs rarely. And directly with a deficiency of thyroid hormones, fertility actually decreases significantly. In addition, the symptoms of hypothyroidism can also become a characteristic swelling of the face, as well as weakness and some lethargy, extremely low performance, and frequent depressions. Sometimes this may be accompanied by a decrease in attention and memory, sometimes even of the intellect, as well as joint pain and possible muscle spasms. The real signs of hypothyroidism are also often disorders of the cycle of menstruation, and even a sharp decline in reproductive function, which gives real reasons to say that hypothyroidism and usual pregnancy rarely go hand in hand.

Immediately upon detection of a deficiency in the body of a woman such thyroid hormones, experienced medics are prescribed mandatory special therapy for hypothyroidism. But in the case if the woman herself is set for a normal pregnancy in the future, then treatment becomes simply an absolute necessity. Since the deficiency of such thyroid hormones affects directly the development of the fetus itself, the crane is negative. And thus, with hypothyroidism, the actual mother's risk for miscarriage, as well as premature births or even stillbirth, sometimes the development of gestosis or even iron-deficiency anemia (in addition, it is also called thyroid-prone), remains with the mother during hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism during pregnancyA sharp lack of thyroid hormones, of course, can affect the future baby, which for normal normal development requires absolutely all the nutrients, vitamins and microelements. So, actually hypothyroidism in pregnant women can quite negatively reflect on the internal development of the fetus, say, slow down its growth, or even provoke the development of some pathologies or deformities, and also extremely detrimental to its nervous system.

And, of course, in order to avoid possible terrible negative consequences of hypothyroidism, both for the mother and the child, a woman who initially suffers from a deficiency of these thyroid hormones, both before the conception and during pregnancy, will need to take appropriate treatment. They usually become substitution therapy - this is the use of medications, especially those containing the hormones of the thyroid gland. And already, to maintain the necessary level of these hormones, special drugs of levothyroxine are prescribed (this is Eutirox, or L-thyroxine), replenishing such a deficiency of natural thyroid hormones. After all, Levothyroxine is also used during pregnancy itself, because it simply does not penetrate the placenta and, of course, does not have a negative effect on the fetus.