Revised Thyroid Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women

The Endocrine Society recently updated the 2007 treatment guidelines for thyroid-related medical issues before, during, and after pregnancy. In fact, it has been suggested that every pregnant woman should be screened for thyroid problems at nine weeks. Pregnancy and thyroid diseases have a bi-directional influence, that is, pregnancy may influence the progress of thyroid diseases and  malfunctioning of the thyroid may seriously interfere with the development of the newborn.

For more information, visit http://womenshealth.gov/news/headlines/667601.cfm

For CME concerning Thyroid Disease, visit http://www.primaryissues.org

 

Do you screen your pregnant patients for thyroid disease?

Do you feel comfortable prescribing thyroid medication for a pregnant patient?

Do you treat pregnant patients with thyroid disease differently than other pregnant patients?