Infertility is linked to subclinical hypothyroidism, a recent study shows. The study looked at TSH ranges in the high normal ranges of women who are trying to get pregnant. Women with unexplained infertility had significantly higher median levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) compared to a control group of women with infertility of a known cause according to the Harvard Medical School study. The women who had problems conceiving had TSH levels of 2.5 mIU/L or higher suggesting that even mild variations of thyroid dysfunction within the normal range may be an important factor in infertility in women.
You can read the full report by Jeff Minerd on Medpage Today here:
In this study, they looked at the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism and depression symptoms. Middle-aged men and women with subclinical hypothyroidism are no more likely to experience incident depression than adults without the condition, the study reports.
This report was posted on www.healio.com.
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