• Levothyroxine improves pregnancy outcomes in women with hypothyroidism

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Levothyroxine treatment for pregnant women with hypothyroidism can reduce pregnancy and perinatal complications, such as gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and early and late preterm births, according to findings published in Thyroid.
    “Untreated hypothyroidism is a threat to fertility, pregnancy and fetal development,” Suvi Turunen, MD, of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Oulu University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues wrote. “Pregnancy increases thyroid hormone requirements, and the need for levothyroxine substitution is known to increase during
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