According to sciencedaily,In new study, investigators found that even mild thyroid dysfunction that did not meet the criteria for hypothyroidism greatly increased the risk of serious problems. Compared to pregnant women with normal thyroid function, the risk was:• doubled for miscarriage (≤20 weeks of pregnancy), premature labor, and low birth weight • seven times greater for still birth.
The most common thyroid disorder occurring around or during pregnancy is thyroid hormone deficiency, or hypothyroidism. The details of hypothyroidism are covered on several other pages on our site, so only those factors pertaining to pregnancy are discussed here. Hypothyroidism can cause a variety of changes in a woman's menstrual periods: irregularity, heavy periods, or loss of periods. When hypothyroidism is severe, it can reduce a woman's chances of becoming pregnant.
Women who are hypothyroid (their thyroid function is underactive) are at greater risk for infertility and are more likely to have anemia, gestational hypertension and postpartum hemorrhage, the news release noted. If not treated, hypothyroidism during pregnancy can lead to premature birth, low birth weight and respiratory distress among newborns. Overactive thyroid function, or hyperthyroidism, also can lead to miscarriage.
A healthy diet for pregnant women is important for the health of the baby. Having a poor diet in pregnancy, such as one that is too high in fat, may cause problems in the offspring's later life. However, the exact mechanisms controlling the effect of diet during pregnancy on the long-term health of children are not well understood.
Can acupuncture help?
There are many acupuncturist who claim he/she can treat hypothyroidism naturally. Really?
It said that acupuncture can be beneficial to those who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The acupuncture is most useful if treatment begins very soon after a diagnosis has been made. Having acupuncture treatments will help to decrease the symptoms that are related to the disorder and will allow the patient to feel less stressed and upset over the condition.Acupuncture seeks to release energy in the body that is blocked. It also seeks to correct the imbalance of hormones. When it comes to hypothyroidism, the acupuncturist will need to concentrate on the kidney area in order to bring about a reduction in the symptoms.
Can you "cure" hypothyroidism with acupuncture?
Perhaps NOT. As I knew,There are no quality research about this in China.
Many patients, chiefly those who originated with a marginal or mild trouble case of hypothyroidism, they were able to ease symptoms and get them back into a normal, Generally, most of acupuncturist have reported 1-2year timelines for those patients they successfully treated. But hypothyroid patients nearly always acquired to take "traditional" drug therapy. The acupuncturist then step by step ablactate patients off the traditional drugs, as thyroid balance was reestablished .It's not a foregone conclusion. it almost always takes quite a long time to see answers, and most patients find it hard.
But,there are some idea:--In the treatment to thyroid problems, acupuncture can be used to restore hormonal balance, regulate energy levels, smooth emotions and help manage sleep, emotions and menstrual problems. There are several powerful acupuncture points on the ear and the body that can be used to regulate the production of thyroid hormones. Treatments take all of your symptoms into account and are aimed at balancing the energy within the body to optimize health.
The new study, published Sept. 24 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, found that chronic high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes were more common among women born preterm than among those born at term. Both conditions increase the risk of pregnancy complications.Higher rates of pregnancy complications in women born preterm may be linked to underlying conditions related to the preterm births, the researchers suggested.