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After removal of my thyroid gloin because of a tumor i got diagnosed with copd. Do you know if there are relations between thyroid gland and copd?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: No

thyroid surgery may cause pulmonary problems if damage has occurred to the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls vocal cord motion.
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually results from smoking where elastase is produced in the lung tissue, escapes into circulation where it breaks down elastic tissue in the rib cage to cause COPD, or in skin of face to result in wrinkles.

In brief: No

thyroid surgery may cause pulmonary problems if damage has occurred to the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls vocal cord motion.
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually results from smoking where elastase is produced in the lung tissue, escapes into circulation where it breaks down elastic tissue in the rib cage to cause COPD, or in skin of face to result in wrinkles.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not related

Two separate diseases, and can co exist, COPD is mainly due to long history of smoking tobacco, at times, can be confused with asthma and hard to differentiate especially at a relatively young age as yourself.

In brief: Not related

Two separate diseases, and can co exist, COPD is mainly due to long history of smoking tobacco, at times, can be confused with asthma and hard to differentiate especially at a relatively young age as yourself.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: COPD and T4

There is a higher rate of abnormal thyroid function in COPD patients, and low thyroid levels are associated with COPD exacerbations.
There is no known thyroid condition that causes COPD. Some speculate that systemic inflammatory responses could cause COPD and thyroid problems. See: Thyroid gland in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Adv Respir Med 2017;85(1):28-34. http://bit.ly/2tmlWM6

In brief: COPD and T4

There is a higher rate of abnormal thyroid function in COPD patients, and low thyroid levels are associated with COPD exacerbations.
There is no known thyroid condition that causes COPD. Some speculate that systemic inflammatory responses could cause COPD and thyroid problems. See: Thyroid gland in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Adv Respir Med 2017;85(1):28-34. http://bit.ly/2tmlWM6
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