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Thyroid Disorders and Reproductive Health
Thyroid disorders can significantly impact reproductive health. Thyroid dysfunction can affect fertility, causing irregular menstrual cycles and ovulatory problems, making conception more challenging. Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is associated with an increased risk of infertility and may lead to difficulties in getting pregnant. Untreated thyroid disorders during pregnancy can lead to complications, including miscarriage, preterm birth, and developmental issues in the baby. Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can also disrupt menstrual cycles and increase the risk of infertility. Maintaining a proper balance of thyroid hormones is crucial for reproductive health, as these hormones regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. PCOS and thyroid disorders often coexist, compounding the reproductive challenges women may face. Timely diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders are essential for minimizing their impact on reproductive health. Thyroid hormone replacement therapy can help restore hormonal balance, promoting fertility and a healthy pregnancy.
About the Speaker
Dr. Koyalagundla Nayanisri,
Consultant Gynecologist and Infertility Specialist