Dr. Lazarus shares what treatment plan a woman with a high TSH level (a hormone that helps to increase the size, number, and activity of the thyroid cells) during pregnancy should follow.
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EmpowHer Asks: If a woman is pregnant and has a high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) what treatment plan should she follow? Professor John Lazarus MD FRCP FACE Professor Clinical Endocrinology Well she needs to take thyroid therapy. She needs to take levothyroxine tablets and she needs blood tests say every two months during the pregnancy to make sure that she’s on the right dose of levothyroxine.

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