The cough itself is intolerable, as it is a natural mechanism for purifying the lungs and bronchi from pus, mucus, microorganisms, etc. But during pregnancy, cough becomes a real threat.
The consequences of a cough pregnant woman feels almost immediately: at the moment of cough, the uterus and the abdominal wall tense. Frequent, prolonged and regular attacks of cough significantly increase the tone of the uterus, which in the early periods is extremely dangerous, since it threatens miscarriage. And in later terms, coughing does not bode well - premature birth may occur.
As you know, a regular cough is just a symptom, signaling that a person has problems. The main threat is not the cough itself, but the disease that caused it. Usually a cough is a manifestation of ARVI, bronchitis, pneumonia, gastric diseases, nervous tension, perhaps even - sexual infection. But there are cases when the cause of cough during pregnancy is endocrine disruption, in particular - problems with the thyroid gland. And it is very important in such cases to immediately seek medical help in order to avoid undesirable consequences.
Why does a cough occur if there are problems with the thyroid?
Here the mechanism is simple. The enlarged thyroid gland (especially if the increase is significant) squeezes the airways, disrupting the functions of swallowing and irritating the cough receptors. What, in fact, causes a cough and hoarseness of the voice. With available craw, dyspnoea and breathing problems may occur other than cough.
If the compression of the trachea as a result of an increase in the thyroid gland is significant, leading to a cough and if the pregnant woman does not tolerate antithyroid drugs, the surgeon can remove the thyroid gland or part of the thyroid gland at 4-6 months of pregnancy (in the second trimester). Within 24 hours after the surgery to remove the thyroid gland, a woman needs to start taking drugs containing thyroid hormones. As for the effects of drugs on the fetus, it can be said that these drugs do not cause any violations in the fetus.
Once again we draw the attention of pregnant women: during pregnancy, the load on the thyroid gland increases, because for the development of the nervous system of the unborn child requires thyroid hormones, which he receives while still in the womb of the mother. Therefore, pregnant women need to take seriously the issue of their health and, in particular, the health of such an important organ as the thyroid gland.