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.
Yes but... It certainly could, but those symptoms could be due to any number of problems including some very serious health conditions (heart disease, heart attack, pneumonia, blood clots, etc). If the problem is mild, get it checked out asap. If it is serious, call 911 and get to the er.

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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...

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...

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?

Some concern. These symptoms deserve to evaluated by a physician. You are young and seem fit, but the combination of symptoms listed could indicate a cardiac issue. Please discuss with your primary doctor. Read more...
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...

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...

Severe heart pain for3days, tachycardia, short of breath, lightheaded, explosive watery diarrhea, stabbing back pain after givirus. Why? See dr or er?

Diarrhea. From the description of your symptoms of lightheadness and tachycardia, you are dehydrated. Get to an er for IV fluids to replete your intravascular volume and find out why you have your diarrhea. Please, do not wait. Read more...

Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Yes to all. Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. Read more...

I have had a stiffness in the left side of my neck for about a month now. Also have shortness of breath and very fast heart rate during hockey.

Check it out. Your symptoms may or may not be directly related to each other. I think that having your physician examine you might be the safest way to remove all doubt, especially with the limited amount of information offered. Read more...