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Postpartum thyroiditis, care and treatment

Introduction

What is postpartum thyroiditis? Postpartum thyroiditis occurs due to the inflammation of the thyroid gland after delivery of a child. Postpartum thyroiditis can initially cause hyperthyroidism which eventually turns into hypothyroidism later on. An autoimmune disorder similar to that found in Hashimoto’s disease is considered to be the reason behind postpartum thyroiditis.

Who are at risk of being affected by postpartum thyroiditis?

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), certain factors determine the level of risk a person is struck with postpartum thyroiditis. Some of the major factors include –

  • If a woman’s body is hosting anti-thyroid antibodies prior to pregnancy. Sudden changes in the body’s immune system can worsen the symptoms of postpartum thyroiditis.  
  • Type 1 diabetes.
  • Prior history of thyroid dysfunction.
  • Family’s history of any thyroid dysfunction.

Take a look at some of the symptoms of postpartum thyroiditis.

Once the thyroid gets inflamed, it starts producing thyroid hormones in large amounts which initially leads to hyperthyroidism. Most women do not even realize the symptoms as they tend to be mild and temporary. Once this initial stage passes, the woman will either completely recover from it or will sustain damage in the thyroid gland. If the thyroid gland suffers damage, it will eventually deplete the amount of thyroid hormone in the body causing hypothyroidism to set in which is known as Underactive thyroid gland. This condition will either resolve and go away on its own or lead to permanent hypothyroidism which would need medical attention.

These are the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism along with postpartum thyroiditis. However, it is important to note that every individual experience the symptoms differently and at different intensities.

Hyperthyroidism

  • Always feeling warm
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Difficulty when trying to concentrate
  • Rapid heartbeat

 

Hypothyroidism

  • Problem remembering things or retaining them in memory
  • Bowel disorders such as constipation
  • Feeling tired and fatigued
  • Increased sensitivity to cold weather
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Weakness in the body
  • Muscle cramps

What is the best treatment for thyroid?

When it comes to thyroid treatment, patients are open to choose from a number of different courses of cure that may include conventional medicine, hormone replacement, supplement therapy, etc.

However, one of the safest and effective ways to deal with thyroid and its symptoms is homeopathy.

Conclusion

Dr Batra’s Clinic is famous for its homeopathic practices. The doctors at Dr Batra’s Clinic focus on stimulating the thyroid gland via natural means so that over time it can revert to secreting hormones normally.

In addition, the homeopathic remedies will help improve blood circulation, boost the immune system and help enhance the quality of life for the patient.

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