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Chances of atherosclerosis in a hypothyroid patient on regular medication?

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Dr. David Sneid answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Depends upon other factors such as genetics, bp, cholesterol, glucose, weight, diet, exercise, smoking etc. Chances are reduced if you keep your thyroid levels normal on brand name T4 replacement.

Answered Jan 15, 2015

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Dr. Steven Busuttil answered

Specializes in Surgery - Vascular

Atherosclerotic artery disease and hypothyroidism are not causally related.

Answered Aug 7, 2013

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