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Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need to speak to your physician (P) about either increasing your BP meds, from one to more agents and considering the fact that you have secondary hypertension (SH) and working up for that possibility. See you P for more help, as your P knows you best. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more

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Is there a safe medication that i can take to help me lose weight? I am 5'8" tall, male, and weigh about 185 pounds. I take medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and low thyroid.

Is there a safe medication that i can take to help me lose weight? I am 5'8" tall, male, and weigh about 185 pounds. I take medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and low thyroid.

Med for weight loss: Your stats put you at a bmi of 28.1 which is clearly overweight. Accordingly, i would recommend considering: a) making sure your thyroid is completely and adequately replaced. This means a tsh, free t4, free t3, and reverse t3. All too frequently, docs are guided by TSH only. B) topomax (topirimate) is a medication i frequently use in my patients. It "defizzes" pop and cuts carb cravings. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor home BP
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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Can thyroid disease cause sudden high blood pressure?

Can thyroid disease cause sudden high blood pressure?

Yes: An over active thyroid can released excess thyroid hormone into your bloodstream potentially raising blood pressure.Alternatively a sluggish thyroid can cause low blood pressure as one's metabolism is too low. ...Read more

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Can an imbalance cortisol cause , thyroid malfunction , high blood pressure , and cause excess stress ?

Can an imbalance cortisol cause   , thyroid malfunction , high blood pressure , and cause excess stress ?

Causes many symptoms: Imbalances of cortisol in the body can cause a number of adverse effects and clinical symptoms. These manifestations depend on the severity of the imbalance and whether cortisol levels are too high or too low. Chronic exposure to excess glucocorticoid like in Cushing's syndrome can cause hypertension, obesity, muscle weakness, bone loss, ophthalmologic findings, etc. Should have further workup. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Walk/exercise
60 Min, Daily, forever
Maintain weight
Once
Keep salt intake at 2 grams or less
Daily
Check BP
Every other day
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Is stress , anxiety and cortisol destroying my body's ability to handle stress ? can it cause high blood pressure and thyroid issues ?

Is stress , anxiety and cortisol destroying my body's ability to handle stress ? can it cause high blood pressure and thyroid issues ?

Stress: Stress is very important and can make your life miserable. I would have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. He/she will start helping you and may recommend you see your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure medicine cause hypothyroidism?

Can high blood pressure medicine cause hypothyroidism?

BP meds and thyroid: All anti-hypertensive medications, used only to treat it have no effect on the thryoid gland. Amieorderone, which is used to treat irregular heart beats can cause hypothryodism. So, if you are not on it, any thryorid hypoactivity is probably not caused by your blood pressure medicines. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Check blood pressure and keep a log
2x day
Walk
30 Min, Daily, forever
Take your medications as directed
Daily
Eat a low-salt diet
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more

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