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Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Maybe!

Thanks for asking b/c until i just searched, i would've thought no.
While i can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain les strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say.

In brief: Maybe!

Thanks for asking b/c until i just searched, i would've thought no.
While i can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain les strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say.
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