Postpartum hyperthyroidism: Introduction
Postpartum hyperthyroidism: Postpartum thyroiditis is a postpartum condition that results in temporary hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Postpartum hyperthyroidism is available below.
Symptoms of Postpartum hyperthyroidism
- Postpartum thyroiditis symptoms usually do not appear until three to eight months after childbirth. Symptoms are also often mistaken for normal signs of recovery from childbirth.Some of the symptoms include:
- Weigh loss
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Treatments for Postpartum hyperthyroidism
- If the postpartum thyroiditis is in the hyperthyroidism, or initial, phase, treatment is usually not necessary. However, if the condition progresses and symptoms of hypothyroidism become evident, thyroid hormone replacement therapy may be considered
- Postpartum hyperthyroidism due to postpartum thyroiditis often requires no treatment as it usually resolve spontaneously. Management includes:
- Investigation of suspicious symptoms
- Reassurance to patient
- Observation and monitoring of thyroid function tests
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Causes of Postpartum hyperthyroidism
- A prior history of thyroiditis
- Blood content that includes antithyroid
- History of postpartum thyroiditis after other pregnancies
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Prognosis for Postpartum hyperthyroidism
Prognosis for Postpartum hyperthyroidism:
The process is normally self-limiting, but when conventional antibodies are found there is a high chance of this proceeding to permanent hypothyroidism.
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