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Treatments for Postpartum hypothyroidism

Treatment List for Postpartum hypothyroidism

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Postpartum hypothyroidism includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • 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
    • Close monitoring in future pregnancies

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