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Can a Thyroid problem cause your heart to race every so often, and can a thyroid problem cause headaches, and can it cause lack of breath sometimes?

Can a Thyroid problem cause your heart to race every so often, and can a thyroid problem cause headaches, and can it cause lack of breath sometimes?

Every do often: I do see patients for headaches and learn that they have a thyroid disorder. I suppose the only way to know is to see your doctor and have a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Garner
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Can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

Can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

No.: Thyroid disease creates many physical symptoms but not pseudoseizure. Pseudoseizures are seizure like activity produced by emotional / mental factors. Since thyroid disease is so common I am sure there are some with pseudoseizure and thyroid disease but there is no causal relationship. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Possible: It is uncommon in young pts for hypothyroidism to cause heart probs, but it def can cause cardiac issues. It cause a slow heart beat, which usually resolves with treatment. If left untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a cardiomyopathy (gen heart dysfunction). This is often reversible, but left untreated can lead to permanent cardiac damage and irreg heart beats. If tx'd there should no problems! ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause high calcium in blood or its just hyperthyroid? Can any docs explain?

Can hypothyroidism cause high calcium in blood or its just hyperthyroid? Can any docs explain?

No: Hi. High blood calcium is not a manifestation of hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Don't confuse the thyroid gland with the parathyroid glands...no relation other than anatomical proximity. The parathyroids run the blood calcium show, and parathyroid tumor(s) is/are the leading cause of high blood calcium. If you have high blood calcium, see an endocrinologist. All the best to you! ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail. ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Definitely: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized when you proceed with any anemia evaluation or therapy. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause your heart rate to be irregular?

Can prednisone cause your heart rate to be irregular?

Sometimes: prednisone can sometimes bring out some extra heart beats but is unlikely to have any dramatic or serious effect, especially at your age. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

Low potassium : can cause disorientation and is very dangerous. Get some medical help, got to the ER or urgent care. You can be lightheaded and unable to walk and. An MD can tell you if it causes heart problems. Then you can rule out anxiety after ruling out the medical issues first. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Yes: Thyroid hormones are very important for pregnancy and could cause problems if severely dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Can a edocrinologist determine the underlying cause of my hypothyroidism by blood work or other tests?

Can a edocrinologist determine the underlying cause of my hypothyroidism by blood work or other tests?

Hypothyroid causes: If you are hypothyroid, blood tests may show evidence of hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is probably what you have if you are 38 and hypothyroid. But what will you do with the information? Regardless of the cause, you need treatment with levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Can abnormal BP be a way to detect a heart issue?

Can abnormal BP be a way to detect a heart issue?

Hypertension: Chronically elevated blood pressure can be associated with heart changes. ...Read more

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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? Thank you very much

Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much

Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Can my fatigue be linked to a heart disorder?

Can my fatigue be linked to a heart disorder?

Sure: Your heart is responsible for getting all the muscles and the organs oxygenated. If your heart is not pumping well or if blood flow is impeded then fatigue can occur. ...Read more

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