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Which are the most important hormones to check for a mother-to-be with hypothyroidism and how often should she be checked?


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2005-04-07 05:05:28
2005-04-07 05:05:28

You should contact your doctor or hospital. If you can try to contact different ones. Sometimes if you ask a general question the doctors will answer you even if they are not your appointed doctors. With several professional opinions you should feel more comfortable that you are getting the necessary tests.


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You should be checked for hypothyroidism.

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It might just be hormones but always have these things checked out.

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Have your thyroid levels checked. Cold sensitivity and ED are common symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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That depends - usually a TSH (thyroid) and vitamin D are checked. Others can be checked if special circumstances make them likely.

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Weight gain is a symptom of hypothyroid (underactive thyroid), however, if you do not have hypothyroidism you should not use thyroid hormones to speed up your metabolism. This will cause hyperthyroid and have serious side effects which could lead to death. If you suspect you are overweight because of an underactive thyroid you need to ask your doctor to have your tsh levels checked AND your free t3, free t4 checked. If you want to support your thyroid naturally you could try incorporating more iodine and selenium rich foods into your diet. These minerals are needed for your thyroid to produce the thyroid hormones.

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