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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I suffer of arrythmia episodes, what could be the cause? I've already checked my heart, my thyroid, my kidneys and sugar and everything seems to be ok

Benign: Young woman easily has cardiac per-contraction, paroxysmal tachycardia. Since you have had intensive work up and it sounds everything is normal, you don't need to worry. But your symptom occur frequently, you may want to see a cardiologist to have a cardiac monitor work up. ...Read more

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Why does an over active thyroid cause your heart to beat fast ?

Why does an over active thyroid cause your heart to beat fast
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Sympathetic nerves: Thyroid hormone stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. Increased sympathetic nervous system activity increases the heart rate. There is also evidence that thyroid hormone acts on the heart muscle directly to increase the strength of contraction and the rate of contraction (makes it beat harder and faster). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease. Heart symptoms of preassure in chest. Did the thyroid disease cause damage to heart or is it just symptoms?

Diagnosed with thyroid disease. Heart symptoms of preassure in chest. Did the thyroid disease cause damage to heart or is it just symptoms?

Thyroid disease: What was your diagnosis? What treatment was prescribed? what did your doctor say when you told him or her about your "heart pressure"? You also mention "brain lesion" under your conditions. What are you referring to? Hyperthyroidism may cause hypermetabolic state and cause tachycardia or palpitation but not pressure. Have you been diagnosed with anxiety disorder? Not enough info for relevant reply ...Read more

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What may be causes of chronically high heart beat in mid 90 to 100 and a bit above , over more then a year? Thyroid and lft and iron level was normal

What may be causes of chronically high heart beat in mid 90 to 100 and a bit above , over more then a year? Thyroid and lft and iron level was normal

Multiple causes.: Anemia, infection, hyperthyroidism, heart failure, valvular heart disease, autonomic dysfunction, pericarditis, myocarditis. Rare causes would include neuroendocrine tumors such as a pheochromocytoma. It merits a careful history and physical exam, ecg, chest x-rays and some routine blood tests. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read more

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