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can hypothyroidism cause high blood sugar

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-).
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Chambers
20 years experience in Family Medicine
High glycemic index: Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index. This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you ge ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
If your: If your blood pressure is 70/95 then there is a problem. Normally the systlic is higher meaning 95/70.. that looks better, however the difference be ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
You're okay: A blood pressure of 95/70 is fine. Just be careful when rising from a chair, bending forward and rising, and stay well hydrated especially in the heat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Diabetes: Diabetes causes high blood sugar.Having a high blood sugar is diagnostic, in general, for diabetes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood suga ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Untreated hypothyroidism can cause low BP and even coma.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Amiodarone: Amiodarone is a calcium chanel blocker which is used primarily as an anti arrhythmic but also has blood pressure effects. It can cause hypothyroidism ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Menopause: Very insightful question. While menopause has not been known to directly cause HTN and dm, the weight gain that is associated with menopause can. Th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism.: Yes hypothyroidism can lead to high blood pressure, besides obesity sedatary living habbiots.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Metabolic syndrome: Hi. Much as I hate the name "metabolic syndrome", it has stuck. It includes obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, a particular type of lipid ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Extended exposure to elevated blood sugars can desensitize Insulin receptors in your body, leading to difficulty in blood sugar crossing from the bloo ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Doesn't happen. Low blood sugar can occur after bariatric surgery. Check w/your doctor.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Both underactive and overactive.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Generally no: Certainly no, if your dose is correct.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Diabetes: Your blood sugar goes up transiently after you eat. Diabetes is diagnosed when you blood sugar is too high, either when you are fasting, or a continu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: Yes.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: It should not cause high blood pressure.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No.

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