A 41-year-old female asked:
Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Maybe!: Thanks for asking b/c until i just searched, i would've thought no. While i can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain les strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019
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