The German Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said that the thyroid gland has a significant impact on pregnancy; Thyroid diseases (deficiency and hyperactivity) limit a woman’s fertility on the one hand, and raise the risk of miscarriage on the other hand, as well as the risk of problems with the physical and mental development of the fetus.
The association explained that the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are:
Menstrual disorders (irregular or interrupted).
Impairment of mood.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:
Anger and turmoil.
fast heart rate;
Therefore, a pregnant woman or a woman who is planning to become pregnant should; Consult a doctor as soon as you notice these symptoms to treat thyroid problems in a timely manner.
Hypothyroidism is treated with synthetic thyroid hormone, while hyperthyroidism is treated with medications, radioactive iodine or surgery.