by caryn (10146 Posts), Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:34 am
Women who develop preeclampsia during pregnancy are at increased risk of hypothyroidism later in life, researchers said.
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.)
Information provided on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disorder, or prescribing any medication. The Preeclampsia Foundation presents all data as is, without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, and is not liable for its accuracy, for mistakes or omissions of any kind, nor for any loss or damage caused by a user's reliance on information obtained on the site. Professional opinions on this condition vary greatly. The Preeclampsia Foundation endorses no one course of treatment or "cure".