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Irregular periods due to hypothyroidism increases risk of liver disease: Experts

In addition to increasing the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, irregular menstrual cycles can be one of the first signs of hypothyroidism, warned Victor Marin Cantu, a specialist in endocrinology, Ernesto Garcia Ruby, and reproductive health.

The study “Irregular and prolonged menstrual cycles are associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease” from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, indicates that longer or irregular menstrual cycles in young women are associated with an increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. associated with risk.

While research published in Mexico’s Journal of Internal Medicine “Effect of hypothyroidism on non-alcoholic fatty liver” indicates that hypothyroidism may predispose to a mild degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition characterized by excess fat deposits. It happens. In this organ and can develop into cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Apart from this, it also increases the risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, insulin resistance and diabetes.

Hypothyroidism is a disorder of the thyroid gland that slows metabolism and affects 10 times more women than men, and has, among other symptoms, persistent fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, unexplained weight gain Growing up, facial swelling, hoarseness and muscle weakness.

When not enough thyroid hormone is produced, levels of estrogen and progesterone, the female sex hormones, fall, and this can lead to irregular periods, longer or shorter than normal cycles, and even that there cannot be any duration. In addition, it tends to interfere with ovulation, which can also affect fertility, so women with the condition have more difficulty conceiving and are at higher risk of miscarriage.

“It is an alarming sign when menstruation is delayed, when there is an absence of more than six weeks without pregnancy. Women should see a doctor as they may have hypothyroidism without knowing it. Sometimes ten years go by without a diagnosis and in the meantime they are unable to conceive, have frequent spontaneous abortions, lose hair and gain weight, among other consequences”, Women in Reproductive Health Pathologist Victor Marin explained.

Combination treatment of liothyronine, a synthetic form of the human thyroid hormone T3, is four times more potent and helps regulate the cardiovascular system, proper functioning of the nervous system, body temperature, the skeletal system, and menstrual cycles. , said Dr. Ernesto García Ruby, a member of the Mexican Association of Endocrinology.

“About 10% of women of childbearing age have disorders associated with hypothyroidism and only 2% are diagnosed. It is estimated that up to 50% of women with hypothyroidism may have miscarriages, and it is clear that thyroid Problems are a frequent cause of infertility”, said Dr. García Ruby.

It is important to recognize these symptoms of hypothyroidism and see a doctor, as treatment under the supervision of a health professional can help regulate periods, improve fertility, and other consequences. The combined dose of liothyronine is determined by regular blood tests to measure the level of thyroid hormones in the body.

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