Our expert says:
There are many causes of severe weight loss, most commonly diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, severe depression, malabsorbtion. We also always screen for cancer in a patient that lost more than 5 kg in the previous 3 months. Please see your doctor for a good clinical evaluation, as some blood tests may be needed.
Not taking your thyroid medication when pregnant can cause developmental problems in your baby and lead to a low IQ with learning difficulties as you are the only source of thyroid hormone for the baby in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Thyroid abnormalities may also cause infertility in some patients.
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