Patient Guide to the Management of Maternal Hyperthyroidism Before, During and After Pregnancy

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Patient Guide to the Management of Maternal Hyperthyroidism Before, During and After Pregnancy

Description

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Who is at higher risk of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy?
  • What special considerations apply to the diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy and postpartum?
  • What is the recommended treatment for hyperthyroidism?
  • What can you do to help your treatment process?

Providers may also be interested in this guide to educate their patients.

Developer:

The Hormone Foundation

Funding Sources:

The Hormone Foundation; The Endocrine Society

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: January 2008
Last Updated: 08/28/13

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