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Postpartum Thyroiditis

by Adrienne Leeds, CPM, CCH
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Handout: Yes

Postpartum thyroiditis affects 5 - 10% of women in the USA and 1 in 12 women worldwide. Possessing a quite variable presentation, it can manifest as hyper- or hypothyroidism alone, or as a period of hyperthyroid followed by hypothyroid. Treatment is complicated by the breastfeeding dyad. Prescription medications as well as complementary and alternative therapies may be considered.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Explain the most common pattern of postpartum thyroiditis

Objective 2: List cautions, benefits and indications for thyrotropic supplements

Objective 3: Recite typically prescribed medications for the hyperthyroid state

Objective 4: Describe long-term sequelae of postpartum thyroiditis

Categories: Thyroiditis,