Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

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Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby caryn » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:34 am

Women who develop preeclampsia during pregnancy are at increased risk of hypothyroidism later in life, researchers said.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/17096

Basically, a history of preeclampsia raises risk of future thyroid problems, probably because the chemicals known to cause PE also interact with the thyroid gland. So, talk to your internists about thyroid screening now and in the future! (Here's a link to the [url="http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/nov17_1/b4336"]full text[/url] of the study.)

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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby hols537 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 02:00 pm

Ever feel like a walking-ticking-timebomb? This is another I already get screened for regularly thanks to my mom having hypothyroid.
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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby mother bear » Mon Nov 23, 2009 04:27 pm

NOW you tell me!!! Oy. If I had known that three and a half years ago... when I had all those symptoms of postpartum thyroiditis...
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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby caryn » Mon Nov 23, 2009 07:31 pm

I know, right?

Alanna has been *all over this*. She picked it up before the researchers. :-)
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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby tree » Mon Nov 23, 2009 08:34 pm

PE has given me so many gifts... Perhaps I will work on being more thankful this week. Postpartum thyroiditis is a HOOT!
I guess this means I have to really train the vampire at my internists office - she always starts with the big needle on me, and that has to stop if we are going to have regular screening visits.
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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby alviarin » Fri Nov 27, 2009 01:37 am

I'm still wondering what came first: the chicken or the egg? A borderline thyroid problem upping risk of PE? Or a history of PE increasing the chance of developing a thyroid problem?
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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby beetkvass » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:21 pm

Bah, I just feel broken and doomed...
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Re : Preeclampsia Tied to Future Thyroid Issues

Postby caryn » Mon Dec 21, 2009 09:26 am

We are all broken together. :-)
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