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Postpartum hypothyroidism

Postpartum hypothyroidism: Introduction

Postpartum hypothyroidism: Postpartum hypothyroidism is a relatively common disorder that has previously been unrecognized and untreated. Although symptoms are temporary and usually mild, most women are relieved to learn that their symptoms are not all in their heads, that they are not "losing their minds," that they don't have a life-threatening disease, and that there are inexpensive, effective treatments to relieve their discomfort. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Postpartum hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Postpartum hypothyroidism

Treatments for Postpartum hypothyroidism

  • Synthetic form of T4 is given to replace the missing hormone
  • Treatment of postpartum hypothyroidism depends upon the underlying cause of the problem and the severity of symptoms. Treatments include:
    • Observation - mild abnormalities may resolve without therapy over a few months and tests should be repeated to monitor thyroid function
    • Thyroxine replacement therapy
    • Glucocorticoid treatment for patients glucocorticoid deficiencies secondary to Sheehan's syndrome
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Postpartum hypothyroidism

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Postpartum hypothyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Postpartum hypothyroidism: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Postpartum hypothyroidism

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Prognosis for Postpartum hypothyroidism

Prognosis for Postpartum hypothyroidism: With adequate treatment the prognosis is good in these cases.

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