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Pregnant. Increased SGOT and SGPT. Detected thyroid. Cause and effect on child?

i have started with my third trimester of pregnancy and have been detected with increased SGOT (175) and SGPT (99) .rest all LFT values are within permissible ranges. I was detected with thyroid in first trimester and take 50-75 g thyronorm daily. I weigh 75 Kg(s) and am 27 years. Would like to know cause and effect on me & my child. Also, kindly provide diet recommendations.Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Hypothyroidism in pregnancy needs to be treated promptly with thyroxine. The cause of hypothyroidism can be due to anti thyroid antibodies or iodine deficiency.

This medication is relatively free of side effects and is essential for both mother and baby. It will improve the IQ of your baby and decrease the chance of abortion, Preterm labour, bleeding and infection in mother.

If you are in an iodine sufficient area no diet recommendation is needed, if not you need to increase the iodine consumption (Increase intake of iodised salt, sea foods, milk; decrease intake of uncooked cabbage, cauliflower and tapioca)

Hope I have answered your querry,

Dr Ajish TP
Consultant Endocrinologist
Answered: Wed, 8 Oct 2014
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