How a Thyroid Disorder Affects a Woman’s Body?

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How a thyroid disorder affects a woman’s body?

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The thyroid gland can affect a woman’s reproductive system, particularly when the gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). The imbalance in the production of thyroid hormones can cause the following problems in a woman’s body.

Thyroid issues may cause puberty and menstruation to occur abnormally early or late. High levels of thyroid hormone can lead to light menstrual periods, and low levels cause heavy periods. Irregular or absent menstrual periods (amenorrhea) may also happen in thyroid disorders.

Thyroid problems during pregnancy can harm the fetus and may cause thyroid diseases in the mother after birth, one of which is postpartum thyroiditis. A lack of thyroid hormone may lead to miscarriage, preterm delivery, stillbirth, and postpartum hemorrhage. Besides, thyroid disorders may also cause early menopause which occurs before age 40 or in the early 40s.

 

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