by caryn (10177 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.)
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