• underactive thyroid
  • Untreated or poorly treated underactive thyroid can lead to problems for the mother, such as: Preeclampsia Anemia Miscarriage Placental abruption High cholesterol Postpartum bleeding It also can cause serious problems for the baby, such as: Preterm birth Low birth weight Stillbirth Birth defects Thyroid problems During pregnancy, women may want to see both an OB/GYN and an endocrinologist, a doctor who treats people with hormone problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • The damaged cells will no longer be able to take up iodine in order to manufacture further supplies of thyroid hormone, and thus in due course the patient comes to experience the symptoms of an underactive thyroid (feels cold, tired, depressed, gains weight, dry skin and hair) with low free T3 and free T4, and eventually increased TSH. (wikipedia.org)
  • deficiency
  • for example, severe selenium deficiency increases the incidence of thyroiditis because it stops activity of a very powerful antioxidant known as glutathione which normally controls inflammation and fights oxidative stress. (hypothyroidmom.com)