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How Thyroid Imbalance Affect Women During Pregnancy

BP World Bureau | Jan 12 2021
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Thyroid disease is a medical condition that is related to the thyroid gland and there are two major issues. 

If thyroid hormones are produced in adequate quantities then it can cause hypothyroidism whereas when produced in excess, leads to hyperthyroidism.

Thyroid hormones are responsible for carrying out metabolic activities in the body, and at the same time, it also influences the development of children during pregnancy. 

During pregnancy hypothyroidism can lead to; muscle cramps, sensitivity to cold temperature, difficulty in concentrating, fatigue and unhealthy weight gain.

Hyperthyroidism can cause tiredness, sensitivity to heat, irregular and increased heart rate, difficulty falling asleep, weight loss, and severe nausea and vomiting.

Mother’s thyroid hormones travel through the placenta and to the growing foetus. It is important that they keep their health properly during pregnancy.