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News right there's also growing debate going on right now over whether you are not you need a thyroid checked doctors warned not just for pregnant women I didn't even know -- some money that women who are pregnant have thyroid issues everybody could have well.
That's true and this is very interesting because that the Quest Diagnostics researchers.
Looked at over half a million.
Pregnant women and they found that that up -- surprised.
50% of them ended up having a little fire it's -- wise it's important.
If you have -- -- during pregnancy.
You have a hard -- of miscarriage low IQ children so this is very critical of the big debate here is should we treat this and there are a lot of them -- in the gray zone.
As did there's a big debate now to British scientists their clinical trial shows that there's really no benefit from treating these moms.
We thyroid medications are clinical trial in US is going to be pending.
But I want to get a couple of things out one is.
The recommendation by the American college of obstetrics and gynecologists.
You should be screened if you have any symptoms of thyroid symptoms -- -- have previous -- problems.
Or if you have type one diabetes which is some sort of an autoimmune disease.
Now this is very different than the American Thyroid Association which would recommend anyone over the age of thirty pregnant women over the age of thirty should be screened.
Anyone with -- tyrants.
Obesity or previous pregnancies -- should be screened for -- One other point about this is -- your doctor about prenatal vitamins make sure there's I don't because as you mentioned during pregnancy.
You need more all right Don I'm not all of these prenatal vitamins have -- so this is very very critical -- The treatments safe.
Practicing lawyer pregnant -- -- coming to worry about there's no question about that they're absolutely safe listen sixty million people in the United States probably of thyroid disease we only catching half of them.
And as David just said 15% of pregnant women have this we're missing about half of them this is a big problem because of mental retardation in the fetus.
There's also the problem by the way that 80% of the people with -- disease are women.
I -- check every single patient out there.
For thyroid disease every single one it's a very cheap test especially when it now -- having your family Jamie it's even more likely over half of the people.
Have thyroid disease because they have run it in -- written runs in the family.
So in other words if someone comes and they say their mother has thyroid disease.
I check them make extra carefully and I check it more than once.
Since and it's not just Ron for anything else right if he doesn't have to be a separate -- you can use that as part of -- screening exactly exactly and it's women of childbearing years it's not just pregnant women because as David said.
We -- trying to figure out if we should catch this before woman gets pregnant.
We don't know what happens in the first trimester if we -- already having a problem and we and start them before him.
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