Dr. Lazarus shares if thyroid disorder symptoms are the same or different for pregnant and nonpregnant women.
Not really, the problem is that the symptoms of thyroid disorders in pregnancy are very similar to the symptoms of just being pregnant. For example, some women who are pregnant feel tired, they have other very non-specific symptoms which you can get in thyroid disease.
So it’s not enough to say that you can diagnose the thyroid disease by just examining the woman on asking her about symptoms because they could just be due to pregnancy alone.
About Dr. Lazarus, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.E.:
Dr. John Lazarus is a clinical professor of clinical endocrinology at Cardiff University at Cardiff School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom at the Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences. The Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences (CEDS) aims to undertake cutting edge laboratory-based and clinical research in the fields of endocrinology and diabetes.
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