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How Hypothyroidism Causes Recurrent Miscarriages

thyroid_smallThe thyroid hormone controls the body’s metabolic processes. When a woman is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, her thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone to keep bodily processes functioning at their normal rate. Hypothyroidism causes the body’s metabolic processes to slow down enough to cause a miscarriage.

Hypothyroidism and Recurrent Miscarriage

According to Dr. Hugh D. Melnick, a woman’s rate of conception is improved – and her incident of miscarriage is reduced – when she is treated effectively with a natural thyroid hormone supplementation. Natural thyroid medication is administered with graduating dosages until the woman’s symptoms have improved.

Most women are unaware that their thyroid gland is preventing them from getting pregnant or causing recurrent miscarriages. The thyroid is a powerful gland located in the neck. Although it is a small gland, it plays a critical role in regulating the body’s health. Certain thyroid blood test – not routinely performed by fertility specialists – are mandatory for women who have experienced recurrent miscarriages.

Thyroid and Fertility

When anti-thyroid antibody testing – anti-TPO and anti-TG – are positive, a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is made. This is an autoimmune condition adversely affecting the thyroid gland’s normal functioning and can be totally asymptomatic.

However, many unrecognized symptoms exist – such as infertility and miscarriage.

The thyroid hormone controls the body’s cell metabolism and ensures proper biological functioning – including a woman’s ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy.

Thyroid and Effect on Fertility

Today’s fertility doctors cannot rely on a standard regimen of blood tests to diagnose hypothyroidism, according to Dr. Hugh D. Melnick, a reproductive endocrinologist treating patients with hormonal and fertility problems since 1976. The Doctor has accumulated over four decades of experience in subclinical hypothyroidism and infertility.

Although it is not precisely known how hypothyroidism contributes to infertility and miscarriage, it has been scientifically proven that the detrimental effect of inadequate amounts of thyroid hormone in the cells of the body can be corrected by adequate thyroid hormone treatment. This will result in increasing a woman’s chances of successfully conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to full term.

World Renowned Hypothyroidism Specialist

As a world renowned reproductive endocrinologist and thyroid specialist, Dr. Hugh D. Melnick has the experience and expertise to diagnose the cause of your recurrent miscarriages.

Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.