தைராய்டு குழந்தையின்மையா ? உடனடி தீர்வு Thyroid Affect pregnancy infertility problems
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Thyroid Disease and Infertility
If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder you are not alone. Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. are affected by thyroid disease. According to the American Thyroid Association, more women than men suffer from too much or too little thyroid hormone. In fact, it is estimated that one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime.
Thyroid disease can cause weight problems, hair loss, fatigue, depression and insomnia. It can also cause significant reproductive issues. If you are hoping to grow your family, it is important to know how your thyroid functions, how it may impact fertility, and what you can do about it.
What is the thyroid gland?
The thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped organ you can feel at the base of your neck, just below the larynx (voice box). It is part of the endocrine system, which is made up of the glands that produce, store and release hormones into the bloodstream so they can reach cells throughout the body.
Specifically, the thyroid gland makes two important hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones control metabolism—the way your body uses energy—and regulate vital body functions including breathing, heart rate and body temperature. If a woman’s thyroid produces too much or too little of these hormones, this imbalance also can have an effect on her ovaries, making it more difficult to get pregnant.
What causes thyroid disorders?
The thyroid can malfunction in one of three ways:
It can release too much thyroid hormone, a condition known as hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid.
It can release too little thyroid hormone, a condition known as hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid.
Thyroid tissue can overgrow, resulting in a nodule or small lump in part of the gland. While most nodules are benign, they can become large enough to cause difficulty swallowing. They may also become overactive, suppressing the rest of the gland and causing hyperthyroidism.
What’s role of hyperthyroidism in reproduction?
Too much T3 and T4 in your body can cause:
Sensitivity to high temperatures
Rapid heart rate
Missed or lighter menstrual periods
Research indicates that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems in women. One study, published in The Obstetrician & Gynecologist earlier this year, found that 2.3 percent of women with fertility problems had an overactive thyroid, compared with 1.5 percent of those in the general public. The report’s authors suggest that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have trouble getting pregnant or those who have experienced early pregnancy loss.
Most women with hyperthyroidism are able to conceive. However, the thyroid condition should be treated and monitored by a doctor to protect both the woman and her baby during pregnancy. Left unchecked, hyperthyroidism can lead to pregnancy complications, such as a spike in blood pressure late into the pregnancy, as well as premature delivery, low birth weight or even miscarriage.
Does hypothyroidism affect fertility?
Too little T3 and T4 in your body can cause:
Joint and muscle pain
Sensitivity to cold temperatures
Tiredness and fatigue
Frequent, heavy periods
Hypothyroidism affects about 0.5 percent of women of reproductive age. It is also linked with menstrual problems and a lack of ovulation in some cases, according to researchers.
Sakthi Fertility Hospital (Infertility & Testtube baby centre in Tamilnadu)
Inside Sri Chakra Hospital Campus, No: 4/147, Nehru Street, Near Railway Station
Tirupur, Tamil Nadu 642126
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