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Why does hyperthyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Why does hyperthyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Overstimulation: Increased thyroid hormone level heightens your body's response to adrenaline (and norepinephrine) often leading to hyperventilation and anxiety. These then cause you to feel short of breath. ...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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Can hypothyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Can hypothyroidism  cause shortness of breath?

Usually only very: Severe hypothyroidism (myxedema) will cause shortness of breath through a couple different mechanisms. This can happen through a slowed heart rate not moving blood through the body well enough or through respiratory muscle weakness. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath. I do not smoke. I do havr hypothyroidism. Can it be related?

Not likely related: It is not likely to be related to hypothyroidism.You need to get checked by your doctor or a pulmonary specialist, you will need examination and if indicated pulmonary function test and/or xrays etc to make a diagnosis.There can be pulmonary and cardiac causes of shortness of breath even in non smokers.If no cause is found in lungs than get a cardiovascular evaluation and tests including ekg/echoca. ...Read more

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I keep randomly experiencing shortness of breath. Could my hypothyroidism be @ fault? What might trigger it & what can I do short-term for relief?

Hypothyroid dyspnoea: Untreated or poorly corrected hypothyroid can create a variety of symptoms though dyspnea is not a common one once corrected no symptoms should persist. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath with hypothyroid? Normal?

Shortness of breath with hypothyroid? Normal?

Not normal: It is not normal obviously -- hypofunctioning thyroid is very damaging to the organ systems in the body -- so you need to get medical attention asap shortness of breath can be caused by heart and/or lung problems and not necessarily your hypothyroid -- again get medical attention now! ...Read more

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Reason for a female patient aged 49 with hypothyroidism presenting with dry cough since 1 month and with a single episode of shortness of breath?

Reason for a female patient aged 49 with hypothyroidism presenting with dry cough since 1 month and with a single episode of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: There are countless possibilities for a dry cough. If the thyroid level has been normal on replacement, they thyroid is almost certainly not the cause. Have the doctor investigate the other possibilities. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have heart palpatations and shortness of breath. Before i'm treated can I do something for discomfort?

I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have heart  palpatations  and shortness of breath.  Before i'm treated can I do something for discomfort?

See doc.: Need to see your doc to straighten this out. If they have DX hypothyroid they need to decide if your sx are related to hypothyroid or not. If so, they should treat you without delay. If not you may need additional diagnostic testing to explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hr 108 shortness of breath and chest pain what could be the cause?History: hyperthyroidism until july 20 2011 hbp and palpitations no thyroid meds

Hr 108 shortness of breath and chest pain what could be the cause?History: hyperthyroidism until july 20 2011 hbp and palpitations no thyroid meds

See your DR and: Get checked for heart/lung condition, asthma, anxiety, irregular heart rhythm etc. I presume u had all the necessary tests done. Have your thyroid function monitored. Cut down on caffeine/soda intake , minimize exposure to smoke. Get checked for pheochromocytoma. Take care! ...Read more

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58 old woman over wt. Hypothyroidism, colitis, healthy blood pressure not diabetic having shortness of breath & feeling pressure in chest & need 2 cough?

58 old woman over wt. Hypothyroidism, colitis, healthy blood pressure not diabetic having shortness of breath & feeling pressure in chest & need 2 cough?

Need a medical exam : Need a medical consult. Possibly chest x-ray and cardiac evaluation. There are many possible issues that should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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