Thyroid ultrasound during pregnancy - diagnostic capabilities Survey

February 6, 2013

 Thyroid ultrasound in pregnancy
 For physiological pregnancy the role of the thyroid gland and its hormones is essential. Produced by a gland hormones affect almost all types of metabolism in the developing fetus, they are important for normal bookmarks and differentiation of tissues. If during pregnancy broken gland function, this naturally leads to complications. One of the methods of diagnosis of pathological states is holding ultrasound of the thyroid gland Thyroid ultrasound - to examine the evidence  Thyroid ultrasound - to examine the evidence
   during pregnancy, as well as examination of the hormonal status of the pregnant woman.

 Thyroid ultrasound during pregnancy - diagnostic capabilities Survey

Changing functioning gland during pregnancy

Fetus begins to emerge activism thyroid system early enough (after the first trimester of fetal development). By the time the date of birth of the fetus takes its full completion of the development. Hormonal activity gland of the fetus is in close interconnection with the mother's body. In pregnant women with first trimester marked increase in activity of the gland, which manifests an increase in hormonal activity. These changes can be clearly traced back to a study of growth hormone by a blood test. The level of total thyroxine and triiodothyronine Thyroxine - the main thyroid hormone  Thyroxine - the main thyroid hormone
   gradually increases up to 20 weeks, and remains to be further increased to term. This condition is called "hyperthyroidism without hyperthyroidism."

In addition to increasing the level of hormones throughout the period of pregnancy marked increase in the size of the prostate gland. The percentage of an increase in size on average by 16%. Pregnancy is characterized by more intense blood supply to the breast tissue, increasing its mass. Body dimensions do not affect significantly its functional activity. During pregnancy marked stimulation of the activity of the thyroid system due to the following factors:

  • an increase in blood levels of human chorionic gonadotropin
  • Increased urinary excretion of iodine, which leads to an insufficient supply of thyroid iodine
  • hormones increase the degree of binding to plasma proteins

One of the informative methods for diagnosis of pathological states by the thyroid system is considered to be carrying out an ultrasound scan. The survey reveals the presence of lesions that often develop during pregnancy directly. Ultrasound provides an accurate determination of the volume of the prostate and indicates the presence of pathological changes in the parenchyma. The most important advantage of this method is the absence of contraindications, it can be produced depending on the evidence at all stages of pregnancy.

 Thyroid ultrasound during pregnancy - diagnostic capabilities Survey

Ultrasonography in hypothyroidism

Adverse effect on the course of pregnancy is characterized by a condition associated with a deficit tireiodnyh hormone (or hypothyroidism). This syndrome leads to severe complications during pregnancy and birth is the cause of children with different pathologies (fetal abnormalities, Down syndrome, severe thyroid pathology, developmental delays, and others). For this reason, we developed a special program to identify children with hypothyroidism. The birth of a healthy child is possible only with the early detection and treatment appointment revealed pathology in pregnant women. Full payment activity of the gland to avoid severe and irreversible consequences for the child.

Ultrasound scans by identifying the size of the prostate and assess its structure may indicate the possible cause of hypothyroidism. Assuming normal activity of the organ and the absence of complications during pregnancy ultrasound may be a slight increase in the size of the body structure in the absence of cancer lesions, seals and other formations. Parenchyma gland should be homogeneous. If you detect any abnormalities pregnant woman should be examined in depth and necessarily consult with the doctor endocrinologist. Ultrasound scanning refers to additional methods of diagnosis. During pregnancy, it can be recommended for examination of pregnant women in the following situations:

  • identification of entities or seals during the palpation examination of the prostate
  • the appearance of complaints of frequent changes of mood (irritability, tearfulness, heightened nervousness)
  • the appearance of a pregnant causeless cough and breathlessness
  • reception with the aim of replacement hormones Hormonal treatments - not only contraceptives  Hormonal treatments - not only contraceptives
   thyroid gland The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones  The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones

On the recommendations of the expert is necessary to pass an ultrasound scan cancer before the onset of the planned pregnancy.

Marina Solovyov

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Thalassotherapy during pregnancy - as intended and under the supervision of a physician

September 16, 2012

 thalassotherapy during pregnancy
 Thalassotherapy - a method of climatotherapy, which consists in the use of marine nature and its components - climate, sun, air, sea water, sea mud and algae. All this has a significant curative effect on the human body. Thalassotherapy and methods used during pregnancy, but with caution.

 Thalassotherapy during pregnancy - as intended and under the supervision of a physician

Physiological effects of thalassotherapy on the body of a pregnant woman

The aim is to introduce a thalassotherapy through the skin missing macro- and microelements, mechanical and chemical effects on the skin and blood vessels. Women during pregnancy especially needs a "recharge", which is a physiological as well as sea water has a composition close to the mineral salts in its composition of human biological samples, including blood plasma.

Human skin is a kind of pump which attracts the body missing mineral salt and does not transmit anything that may damage the body, such as infectious agents. Such action improves blood and lymph circulation, which is very important during pregnancy.

And if mud applications, a variety of wraps with algae and other treatments, has a marked effect on the body during pregnancy is not necessary to carry out, the sea bathing can have a very beneficial effect on the body of a pregnant woman.

Physiological effects of sea bathing is more pronounced than the sea baths and is due to a complex of factors. Thus, lower than body temperature, water temperature, cold exposure has on the body. Sea waves act as a mechanical factor and the dissolved salts in seawater - as a chemical factor, settling on the skin, stimulating its receptors. The positive impact has also bacterial flora of seawater and seaweed allocated volatile.

While bathing the person actively moves, breathes the ionized sea air, exposed to sunlight (ultraviolet rays penetrate the water to a depth of one meter). All this is of great importance.

 Thalassotherapy during pregnancy - as intended and under the supervision of a physician

Thalassotherapy as prevention of gestosis

Toxicosis second half of pregnancy and preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous complications of pregnancy. The cause of this disease is a disturbance of the body's adaptive capabilities mother to the developing fetus. As a result, developing spasm of small blood vessels (capillaries), increasing their permeability, causing first appearance of edema, then the protein in the urine The protein in the urine - a sign of danger, which should not be underestimated  The protein in the urine - a sign of danger, which should not be underestimated
 , Increased blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
   and circulatory disorders of the internal organs of the body of the woman and the fetus. The result can be severe preeclampsia brain damage maternal and fetal stop Fetal development - week after week  Fetal development - week after week

Prevention and treatment of gestosis is a major concern of obstetrician-gynecologist of female consultation. On the basis of the perinatal center of Sochi was conducted research on the impact of thalassotherapy Thalassotherapy - successful detoxification  Thalassotherapy - successful detoxification
   as a sea bathing in the main clinical and laboratory parameters in pregnant women during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. As any pregnant women were divided into two groups: basic (it runs courses thalassotherapy) and control (in this group held regular outpatient prevention of gestosis).

Women also the main group were divided into two subgroups. In the first subgroup were women whose pregnancy was without complications, the second - women at risk of developing preeclampsia.

Pregnant first subgroup received a course of sea bathing with mild or moderately intense exposure in the form of short-sea bathing (three to seven minutes) without swimming at a water temperature 23-27˚S, only 15 to 40 procedures. The second subgroup received a course of water treatment in the swimming pool with heated sea water (26-27˚S) when the air temperature is less than just one degree. The duration of one session is 40 minutes in total were held 16-19 procedures.

As a result of thalassotherapy in the main groups of pregnant women to reduce the percentage of gestosis, including in women at high risk for this complication. In the control group of the same number of gestosis remains the same, the relevant key indicators in Russia. No less significant and the state of newborns. After a course of thalassotherapy during pregnancy were born babies with the best health indicators, the neonatal period in which the vast majority uneventful.

Thus, it can be argued that the thalassotherapy during pregnancy has a positive impact on the mother and the fetus and can be used as a method of prevention of gestosis. However, such procedures can be carried out only on the basis of medical institutions (including resorts) under medical supervision.

Galina Romanenko

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