Shortness of breath with hypothyroid? Normal?

Not normal. It is not normal obviously -- hypofunctioning thyroid is very damaging to the organ systems in the body -- so you need to get medical attention asap shortness of breath can be caused by heart and/or lung problems and not necessarily your hypothyroid -- again get medical attention now!
Yes. Hypothyroidism can be associated with shortness of breath, primarily through its effects on the heart. The heart rate can slow and the heart tissue can become weak; plus you can even get fluid build-up around the heart (pericardial effusion). But this is not "normal" and not a good sign.

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Can hypothyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Usually only very. Severe hypothyroidism (myxedema) will cause shortness of breath through a couple different mechanisms. This can happen through a slowed heart rate not moving blood through the body well enough or through respiratory muscle weakness. Read more...

I have shortness of breath. I do not smoke. I do havr hypothyroidism. Can it be related?

Not likely related. It is not likely to be related to hypothyroidism.You need to get checked by your doctor or a pulmonary specialist, you will need examination and if indicated pulmonary function test and/or xrays etc to make a diagnosis.There can be pulmonary and cardiac causes of shortness of breath even in non smokers.If no cause is found in lungs than get a cardiovascular evaluation and tests including ekg/echoca. Read more...

Reason for a female patient aged 49 with hypothyroidism presenting with dry cough since 1 month and with a single episode of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities. There are countless possibilities for a dry cough. If the thyroid level has been normal on replacement, they thyroid is almost certainly not the cause. Have the doctor investigate the other possibilities. Read more...

I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have heart palpatations and shortness of breath. Before I'm treated can I do something for discomfort?

Unlikely . Unfortunately unlikely but now you know the cause which is great. Your physician may be able to prescribe something like beta blockers to mitigate your symptoms until your hypothyroid is treated. Read more...
See doc. Need to see your doc to straighten this out. If they have DX hypothyroid they need to decide if your sx are related to hypothyroid or not. If so, they should treat you without delay. If not you may need additional diagnostic testing to explain your symptoms. Read more...

58 old woman over wt. Hypothyroidism, colitis, healthy blood pressure not diabetic having shortness of breath & feeling pressure in chest & need 2 cough?

Go to hospital. If you're short of breath with chest pressure, out of the blue, you need medical attention now. Read more...
Need a medical exam . Need a medical consult. Possibly chest x-ray and cardiac evaluation. There are many possible issues that should be evaluated. Read more...