Study Finds Link Between Preeclampsia and Reduced Thyroid Function – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. A recent study has found a link between it and hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Dr. Richard Levine at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says the only known cure for preeclampsia is delivery of the baby.
Dr. Levine: But it was our idea that maybe preeclampsia left a mark that didn't go away after pregnancy. And we did find that it was related to thyroid disease.
Narrator: For more information on this study and preeclampsia, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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