New Study Offers New Guidelines to Prevent Thyroid Disease

Managing Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy

A new study developed by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) offers ways women can manage and observe thyroid disease while pregnant.

The report, which was published in the journal Thyroid, shows data that the harmful effects of excessive hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism on pregnancy and the baby’s development. With this data, researchers developed mothers’ own guidelines in order to save their lives and the lives of their unborn babies.

Following the data from thyroid function tests, hypothyroidism, iodine and miscarriage and preterm delivery, these researchers will be able to focus on the key problems and attempt to solve them.

“Thyroid disease in pregnancy is common, clinically important, and time-sensitive, and our knowledge about it is rapidly changing,” said Richard T. Kloos, professor at the Ohio State University and secretary/chief operating officer of the ATA. “This ATA Guideline will disseminate this new information both widely and rapidly to improve patient care, establish what we believe is optimal care for the pregnant woman and her unborn child, and drive future research to further improve our understanding and patient outcomes.”

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