Study Finds Link Between Preeclampsia and Reduced Thyroid Function – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy condition where symptoms including high blood pressure develop late in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. A recent study has found a link between preeclampsia and hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. But Dr. Richard Levine at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says, hypothyroidism is easily treatable.
Dr. Levine: If the woman is symptomatic, it could be due to thyroid and she could be treated with thyroxidine which is very inexpensive.
Narrator: For details on this study, 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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