Complications of an Underactive Thyroid


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Here at JADa Therapy my aim is to keep you informed and updated with how to keep healthy naturally and how to maintain your health naturally.

Knowing that you can defeat many health challenges naturally is very empowering and informing you and sharing what I am learning and consider life-change and sometimes mind-blowing.

Complications of an Underactive Thyroid


I am not medically trained and I am not a scientist.  I have done a lot of research over the years since I started living with a thyroid conditions and was amazed to find out that I did not need to have the radiation treatment that I had.

The radiation treatment only traded one thyroid condition for another.  I was first diagnosed with overactive thyroid and after the treatment I then had underactive thyroid condition.

Only to find out during my research that it is easier to control an underactive thyroid, medically.

So I am sharing the methods that I use to help to reduce my synthetic medication.  My goal is to totally come off this medication by getting it reduced until it cannot be reduced anymore and I am totally off them.

Then I would have reached my ultimate goal of healing my thyroid.  YAY.


Thyroid Gland

Complications of an Underactive Thyroid

When you have an underactive thyroid, you can develop several complications is it is not treated.

Heart Problems

Cardiovascular disease is increased if you have untreated underactive thyroid condition.

This is due to the fact that you now have low levels of the hormone thyroxine in your system and this can lead to an increased level of cholesterol in your blood.

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol can cause fatty deposits to build up in your arteries, which will restrict the blood flow around your body and to your heart.

If you develop chest pains before or during your treatment you should contact your doctor.


A goitre is an abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland that causes a lump to form in the front of the throat.

Goitres can develop in people with an underactive thyroid, when the body attempts to stimulate the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormones.

Pregnancy Complications with an Underactive Thyroid

If you are pregnant and you have an untreated underactive thyroid the risks include:

  1. Birth defects
  2. Bleeding after the birth of your baby
  3. Anaemia in the mother
  4. Pre-eclampsia – which can cause high blood pressure and fluid retention in the mother and the growth problems in the baby
  5. An underactive thyroid in the baby
  6. Problems with the baby’s physical and mental development
  7. Premature birth or a low birth-weight
  8. Stillbirth or miscarriage

These problems can usually be avoided with treatment under the guidance of a specialist in hormone disorders (an endocrinologist).  Therefore, tell your GP / medical adviser that you have an underactive thyroid and you are pregnant and or trying to get pregnant.

Myxoedema Coma

In very rare cases, a severe underactive thyroid may lead to a life threatening condition called myxoedema coma.

This is where the thyroid levels become very low that you can become confused, drowsy and hypothermia.

Having this condition is serious and will require emergency treatment in hospital.

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