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Shortness of breath with hypothyroid? Normal?
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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Dr. Lori Wagner
2 answers to this...about a week to bring the level up some, but about 6 weeks till it stabilizes.
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