Top
10
Doctor insights on: Thyroid Cause Symptoms Heart Pain Shortness Breath

Share
1

1
Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
13 doctors shared insights

Thyroid (Definition)

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


2

2
Woke up with sharp chest/heart pain, shortness of breath and hands getting cold. What causes this? And is this normal? Got better later on in the day.

Woke up with sharp chest/heart pain, shortness of breath and hands getting cold. What causes this? And is this normal? Got better later on in the day.

Hard to say: Are you using drugs, alcohol, or other recreational aids? Lf you're otherwise healthy, my first thought would be anxiety. If it's more complicated, you should see your doc for a full evaluation. ...Read more

3

3
What cause dizzy,shortness of breath,heart pain,headache,and thirst lack of appetite?constipation and bad periods?

What cause dizzy,shortness of breath,heart pain,headache,and thirst lack of appetite?constipation and bad periods?

A lot going on: There's really too many symptoms there to try to address over the internet. No one disease can tie all all those things together. You really need a comprehensive evaluation that looks at your total health picture. That's would best be accomplished in a doctor's office with a person you know, trust, and like over the course of many visits. Please do consider this. ...Read more

5

5
26 y/o woman, exercise 5-6 days a week, 16% body fat. Sometimes after i exercise I have heart pain, dizziness and shortness of breath. Is this normal?

Heart pain: Heart pain should be evaluatate by a cadiologist it is normal to feel some chest senstion and shortness of breath with very intense exercise. Questions to consider: does it recover quickly, does it radiate? Does it stop you from exercising. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Doc gave me klonopin (clonazepam) for shortness of breath, heart pain, numb/tingling and not thinking clearly. It didn't work. What else could be causing this?

Doc gave me klonopin (clonazepam) for shortness of breath, heart pain, numb/tingling and not thinking clearly.  It didn't work.  What else could be causing this?

Sounds like anxiety: A good history and exam will help rule out other causes. Klonopin can be a short term aid for anxiety (2-4 weeks) but one of the ssri meds like Lexapro (escitalopram) might help more for long term benefits. ...Read more

7

7
Tests show pulmonary clot? Docs here say heart pain, numb/tingling, short breath, mental confusion was anxiety. Do clots cause anxiety?

Tests show pulmonary clot?  Docs here say heart pain, numb/tingling, short breath, mental confusion was anxiety.  Do clots cause anxiety?

Family practice : There seems to be a lack of communication on the dr's part. If there is a blood clot or pulmonary embolus then that is a life threatening condition. That may have been ruled out. Check with your dr to again explain the test results. If concerned go to the er. ...Read more

8

8
I sometimes get heart pain and spine pain where i cannot move or breath i just have to wait it out.

I sometimes get heart pain and spine pain where i cannot move or breath i just have to wait it out.

See your doctor: With symptoms lasting this long you need to be seen by your doctor who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more

9

9
I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade.. Pain is worse when i breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when i eat or drink?

I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade.. Pain is worse when i breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when i eat or drink?

Need evaluation : This could be chest wall muscle pain, pain from inside the chest sometimes call pleurisy, pain from your heart, sometimes call pericarditis, or some other reason. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

10

10
Occasional 'catches' of breath like all air has gone from my chest, lasts 5 secs & with dizziness. Light heart pain. Flutters too. ECG, bloods fine.

Occasional 'catches' of breath like all air has gone from my chest, lasts 5 secs & with dizziness. Light heart pain. Flutters too. ECG, bloods fine.

Tachycardia: It sounds like you may be having short bursts of tachycardia (likely SVT in view of your age). A heart rate of 180-220 is common, may only last a few seconds, and would produce all the symptoms you describe. Ask your doctor for a 30 day event monitor exam to nail the diagnosis. It's easily treatable. Meanwhile, avoid nicotine and caffeine. ...Read more