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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 13, 2009
  • 04:37 AM

Hi ! i hv hypothyroidism taking thyroxine 25mg.i hv heard a lot abot the cretinism disease in new bon babies and i am afraid that in future if i hv a baby will he also suffer from cretinism ? any prevention measure i can take?Am i not able to hav a normal baby?

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  • OK, first of all how many doctors did you see to make sure you have the problem they say you have. When someone tells you something it is a good thing to stop in on another doctor, may a friend's referral or from a family member, and just hear what more than one person has to say. Secondly Hashimoto's Disease has similar symptoms to other issues- fatigueyeast infections or urinary tract infectionslack of energy reduced immune functionsame as poor resistance to diseasewhich would create recurring infectionsSo I can think of Splenda users that have those symptoms and more- You don't use Sucralose or Splenda do you? If you do- stop and see if your symptoms subside- get off of all the artificial sweeteners - they are all poison except the Saccharin. If you are also hypoglycemic then use Agave (GI 11) or Stevia(GI 0) and if you are not sure where to buy it - all the markets have agave and must have stevia, but if you have trouble go to www.youngliving.org/gil and buy it there under nutritional supplements.Apparently 40% of the population have this and I am wondering if this is a category full of Sucralose users. Because the thyroid is deficient in this issue and the Sucralose shrinks the thymus gland which really creeps out the whole limphatic system and this is the thyroid too. It ruins the immune building spleen too and must create havoc with the bone marrow too because this is where those poor lymphatic cells are coming from to mature into T-cells- the key to the immune system. But anywayyou are worried about Sporadic cretinism due to congenital hypothyroidismis your issue congenital- if in fact you have this issue and are not just eating Sucralose Splenda which is giving you the symptoms of this issue.------------------------Sporadic and genetic cretinism results from abnormal development or function of the foetal thyroid gland. This type of cretinism has been almost completely eliminated in developed countries by early diagnosis by newborn screening schemes followed by life long treatment with thyroxine (T4). Thyroxine must be dosed as tablets only, even to newborns, as the liquid oral suspensions and compounded forms cannot be depended on for reliable dosing. In the case of dosing infants, the T4 tablets are generally crushed and mixed with breast milk, formula milk or water. The medication should not be mixed with any formulas containing iron or soya products as these substances may alter the bioavailability of thyroid hormone from the gut. Frequent monitoring (every 2-3 weeks during the first months of life) is recommended to ensure that infants with congenital hypothyroidism remain within the high end of normal range, or euthyroid. For a scope of the deformaties:Congenital hypothyroidism can be endemic, genetic, or sporadic. If untreated, it results in mild to severe impairment of both physical and mental growth and development. Poor length growth is apparent as early as the first year of life. Adult stature without treatment ranges from 1 to 1.6 metres (3'4 to 5'3), depending on severity, sex and other genetic factors. Bone maturation and puberty are severely delayed. Ovulation is impeded and infertility is common. Neurological impairment may be mild, with reduced muscle tone and coordination, or so severe that the person cannot stand or walk. Cognitive impairment may also range from mild to so severe that the person is nonverbal and dependent on others for basic care. Thought and reflexes are slower. Other signs may include thickened skin, enlarged tongue, or a protruding abdomen.Endemic cretinism and iodine deficiency Cretinism arises from a diet deficient in iodine. It has affected many people worldwide and continues to be a major public health problem in many countries. Iodine is an essential trace element, necessary primarily for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Although iodine is found in many foods, it is not universally present in all soils in adequate amounts. The soils of many inland areas on all continents are iodine deficient, and plants and animals grown there are correspondingly deficient. Populations living in those areas without outside food sources are most at risk of iodine deficiency diseases. Iodine deficiency results in the impairments in varying degrees of physical and mental development. It also causes gradual enlargement of the thyroid gland, referred to as a goitre. It is being combated in many countries by public health campaigns of iodine administration.History Endemic cretinism was especially common in areas of southern Europe around the Alps and was described by ancient Roman writers, and often depicted by medieval artists. The earliest Alpine mountain climbers sometimes came upon whole villages of cretins. Alpine cretinism was described from a medical perspective by several travellers and physicians in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At that time the cause was not known and it was often attributed to "stagnant air" in mountain valleys or "bad water." The proportion of people affected varied markedly throughout southern Europe and even within very small areas it might be common in one valley and not another. The number of severely affected persons was always a minority, and most persons were only affected to the extent of having a goitre and some degree of reduced cognition and growth. The majority of such cases were still socially functional in their pastoral villages. Nineteenth century More mildly affected areas of Europe and North America in the nineteenth century were referred to as "goitre belts". The degree of iodine deficiency was milder and manifested primarily as thyroid enlargement rather than severe mental and physical impairment. In Switzerland, for example, where soil is poor in iodine, cases of cretinism were very abundant and even considered genetically caused. As the variety of food sources dramatically increased in Europe and North America and the populations became less completely dependent on locally grown food, the prevalence of endemic goitre diminished. Twentieth and twenty-first centuries The early twentieth century saw the discovery of the relationships of sporadic cretinism with congenital hypothyroidism, and of endemic cretinism with hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency. Both have been largely eliminated in the developed world.
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