Know every important information related to thyroid problem so that if you have this problem during pregnancy, then you do not take it lightly and be careless.
Do not be careless if you have thyroid problem in pregnancy
Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are common problems in pregnancy. But their treatment is very important because the health of both the mother and the baby can be affected if the thyroid level is unbalanced. This is the reason that whenever a woman is pregnant, or planning for pregnancy, the doctor first advises her to undergo a thyroid test.
Actually thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front part of our neck which releases hormones called T3 and T4. Both these hormones control metabolism, digestion process, weight, temperature, heart rate, muscles and cholesterol in the body. When these hormones are unbalanced, the weight starts increasing or increasing. This condition is known as thyroid disease. When the thyroid gland produces less hormones than it needs, it is called hypothyroidism and when it starts producing more hormones then it is called hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Swelling in the face, Feeling of tightness in the skin, Excessive tiredness, Slow pulse, Extreme constipation, Cold tolerance, Weight gain, Feeling cramped, Stomach upset, Inability to concentrate on work or memory , high TSH levels and low T4.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
Fatigue, vomiting, increased heart rate, decreased or increased appetite, dizziness, excessive sweating, loss of vision, increased blood sugar, upset stomach, weight loss if you have diabetes.
Problems can occur if not treated
If not treated at the right time, the woman has high blood pressure, anemia, miscarriage, low birth weight.
There can be problems like lack of mental development of the child completely, miscarriage, premature delivery, low birth weight.
What to do
1. Follow the instructions given by the expert.
2. Take medicine on time.
3. Exercise daily as per doctor’s advice
4. You can also do yoga and meditation under the supervision of a yoga instructor.
5. Take a walk daily for some time.
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