Thyroid Hormone: Optimizing the Engine for Pregnancy and Beyond

Previous blogs have detailed mechanisms of thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland and its essential function in allowing us to function both in pregnancy and beyond.  The American Thyroid Association (ATA) task force has outlined recommendations for assessing and monitoring levels.  Salient recommendations are listed below: Oral thyroid hormone is indicated for women who demonstrate overt […]

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Thyroid Level Concerns and TSH

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TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is a hormone produced from the pituitary gland (a small gland at the base of the brain) which causes the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones, e.g.thyroxine. Thyroxine helps control a number of metabolic processes. Women with true hypothyroidism may exhibit cold intolerance, and varying degrees of fatigue. Nearly 50% of  women […]

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