Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Why pregnancy can trigger Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases

September 24th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Did your thyroid problems start after pregnancy? Some women find they end their pregnancy with not only a new baby but a new hypothyroid condition as well. That’s because normal immune shifts during pregnancy can trigger an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, depending on genetics and other [...]

Baby videos can lower IQ; better ways to boost baby’s brain

December 5th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Educational DVDs can do more harm than good for babies and toddlers Research shows the younger a child begins spending time in front of the screen, the lower they score on language tests, despite being taught language on educational videos or television. Unfortunately, [...]

Mother’s Inflammation Raises Risk of Child’s Autism, Asthma, and Allergies

October 30th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Do you have an autoimmune disease and would like to conceive? It’s important to balance your immune system first While practitioners of functional medicine have long understood the link between the health of a mother’s immune system and the risk of giving birth [...]

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy more common than thought

February 21st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

A new study shows hypothyroidism during pregnancy may be more common that previously thought, thanks to new clinical guidelines for evaluating thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The study revealed hypothyroidism in 15 percent, or one in six, pregnant women, a 10 percent increase after using a narrower TSH range.

Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

December 6th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and [...]