Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I have got thyroid dddd !!!!!

Are you also worried ,you have got thyroid'? If the answer is yes then we need to know a bit more about thyroid.And what do you mean when you reach the doctor to tell'you have got a thyroid"
Thyroid is intact a gland in neck region of all of us unless surgically removed.It is present since birth.Due to various reasons it can under function when Pituitary gland ,a gland in brain starts producing more TSH and you suffer from Hypothyroidism.

On the contrary if Thyroid is overactive and produces more thyroxine,less of TSH is needed and produced by the pituitary.That is called Hyperthyroidism which is less common but more serious issue then Hypothyroidism.

In Pregnancy the cut off for TSH is 2.5 If the concerned Lady has anti thyroid antibody and TSH level is between 2.5 to 10 mu,even then thyroxine supplement is needed to prevent potential complications like mental retardation ,miscarriage ,if Anti thyroid antibody is negative,no supplement is needed between TSH values 2.5 to 10.Any value measuring 10 and above needs thyroxine supplement.

( Based on American Thyroid society guidelines 2017)

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