Dr. Lazarus explains what is indicated when a pregnant woman has a high thyroid-stimulating hormone.
Well, then the pregnant woman might by hypothyroid, and if that’s continued, that could have an adverse affect on the baby. In other words, the baby could result in a rather low IQ, but one mustn’t be alarmist about that. It isn’t always the case, but there are data to suggest that that is a risk factor.
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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