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How can hypothyroidism negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

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Dr. Alan Zunamon
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Slows metabolism

The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body.
Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels.

In brief: Slows metabolism

The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body.
Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels.
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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hypothyroid

Hypothyroidism if severe enough causes high cholesterol and it can accelerate arteriosclerosis, which is basically aging process of cardiovascular system.

In brief: Hypothyroid

Hypothyroidism if severe enough causes high cholesterol and it can accelerate arteriosclerosis, which is basically aging process of cardiovascular system.
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