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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation.
Answered on May 9, 2014
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