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
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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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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Postpartum hypothyroidism: Complications
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Causes of Postpartum hypothyroidism
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Postpartum hypothyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Postpartum hypothyroidism
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medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different severities.
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is often over-diagnosed.
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
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with...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor,
which is...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild...read more »
Thyroid disorders greatly under-diagnosed: One study found that about 10% of people
had undiagnosed thyroid disorders, mostly hyperthyroidism, but also hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of thyroid disorders are often mild, making...read more »
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure
to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease)
is linked to adverse fetal outcomes.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
Although obesity or overweight can in...read more »
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Postpartum hypothyroidism: Research Doctors & Specialists
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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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