Thyroid Disorder Linked to Preeclampsia


An analysis of pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism suggests that the disorder puts mothers-to-be at increased risk for severe preeclampsia when compared with those who did not have a thyroid disorder. The authors also found that the overall incidence of hypertension was 6.2% in women with subclinical hyperthyroidism, 8.5% in women with no thyroid disorder, and 10.9% in women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Abstract: Obstetrics & Gynecology, February 2012.

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  1. At age 60 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. While I was pregnant with my daughter in my late twenties, I had preecampsia which threatened both our lives. I never had any more children.


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