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Can medical marijuana cause a heart attack for someone with hyperthyroidism? Someone randomly told me it can cause a "hormone dump" is this true?

Can medical marijuana cause a heart attack for someone with hyperthyroidism? Someone randomly told me it can cause a "hormone dump" is this true?

Don't know: A suddenly release of T3, (liothyronine) thereby causing tachycardia and potentially serious enough to result in a heart attack: this is not a known side effect of marijuana. On the other hand, what you may be getting in your marijuana is unlikely to have been subjected to rigorous regulatory procedure, scientific or legal. So you takes your chances. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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I felt like I was having a heart attack.I have hyperthyroidism.Could it have been my heart or lungs?I am 21 and have had thyroid issues for 2yrs.

I felt like I was having a heart attack.I have hyperthyroidism.Could it have been my heart or lungs?I am 21 and have had thyroid issues for 2yrs.

Hard to say.: Hyperthyroidism can certainly cause palpitations. You don't say what your symptoms were. But palpitations can cause anxiety and panic attacks even, which can feel like a heart attack. As you know, keeping an eye on your thyroid levels is important and you feel better when they are normal. See your doc regularly, or whenever you notice symptoms that you cannot explain from other causes. ...Read more

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Will I have a heart attack from heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism? And will I gain weight when I start taking the medicine to treat it?

Will I have a heart attack from heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism? And will I gain weight when I start taking the medicine to treat it?

Depends: On your underlying cardiac status...If ur young and have no blockages in ur heart, unlikely heart attack- but if ur older and have blockages, maybe, bc too much thyroid hormone makes ur heart work harder than necessary- if heart doesn't get enuf blood/oxygen to do that work, that's a heart attack. Ur metabolism is higher bc of the extra thyroid horm, so if u cont to eat the way u r, u might gain. ...Read more

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Was told have overactive thyroid is it possible this has been a long term condition which has shown as a heart attack in 2011?

Was told have overactive thyroid is it possible this has been a long term condition which has shown as a heart attack in 2011?

Yes and no: Yes - This could be a long-term condition that you've been living with. No - I don't see how this could be misinterpreted as a heart attack. The lab results and EKG tracings are very different. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Was told by my doctor have an overactive thyroid do I need to mention this to the cardiologist at hospital had heart attack 3 years ago don't smoke?

Was told by my doctor have an overactive thyroid do I need to mention this to the cardiologist at hospital had heart attack 3 years ago don't smoke?

Hyperthyroid: Your cardiologist should certainly know that you have been diagnosed hyperthyroid. Always keep your doctors completely informed on what's going on with you ...Read more

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How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

You probably can't: Keep feeding them a diet high in cholesterol, buy them cigarettes, don't encourage exercise, ignore their diabetes, and keep them away from their family doctor and you may accidentally cause more than just a heat attack. :-). ...Read more

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Can coronary spasms caused by stress? Cause a heart attack?

Yes: Some folks have coronary arteries that are particularly spasmotic which can lead to poor blood flow to the heart (a heart attack) - also known as prinzmetal's angina. Fortunately, this is rare. Emotional stress can also cause a cardiomyopathy - known as takotsubo, which is not a heart attack per sey but can lead to many of the same symptoms.That aside, stress = high BP = increased risk of attack. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more