Pregnancy With Hyperthyroidism?
Good night, I am 13 weeks pregnant but there is hyperthyroidism. Earlier I consulted the doctor in giving the drug propranolol hcl 10mg, if the blood pressure is low at 10mnm if the normal tension is at 5mg only. What I ask here, is it safe for my fetus? biological right ?? Earlier I forgot to ask the doctor because … Thanks in advance .. Good night
Hello Nurul, thank you for asking.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is a hormone that plays an important role in increasing body cell metabolism. When thyroid hormone levels are excessive, there can be an increase in the work of body cells. Some of the symptoms such as tremors, anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, weight loss, hypertension, palpitations. An increase in heart work and narrowing of blood vessels. Heart work will be more severe if there is hypertension. If the heart's work continues to increase uncontrollably, then the heart can experience malfunction.
In pregnancy, an increase in body metabolism, an increase in blood flow and blood volume. This happens because the mother's body must provide nutrients and oxygen optimally to the fetus. As a result, in pregnant women, heart work will increase.
Can you imagine, pregnant women with hyperthyroidism, the heart's work will increase many times. This causes the possibility of hypertension followed by heart failure. When heart failure occurs, what happens next is organ failure, such as decreased brain, liver, kidney, and lung function. This is fatal for the mother and fetus. That is why doctors give propanolol as a preventative for fatality. Of course the best pregnancy is without medication at all, because most drugs are suspected to have adverse effects on the fetus. However, doctors give medicines for consideration of indications of disease and consideration of profit and loss to the patient. If the mother does not receive the drug, the possibility of hypertension and fatal heart failure, will cause your fetus is on the verge of danger. So, on this basis, doctors consider the safety of the mother and fetus to be more important than the effect of the drug on the fetus. Mothers should take medication according to the recommendations and routine control to the treating doctor. The doctor will monitor the progress of the mother's disease and weigh the drug dosage.
Hopefully this information can be useful for you. Regards.