thyriod controls heart and blood pressurre

berrykins0
By berrykins0 Latest Reply 2011-10-20 07:41:04 -0500
Started 2011-10-17 07:56:43 -0500

did you know this thyriod controls these things . i do i have thyriod diease. thought i pass this information on to you. my thyriod affacts my bp. to be high thats why i'm on meds for it . my bp has been sighty higher than my doctor wants it to be. so she put me back on a beta blocker meds for my bp. lisinopril 20/12. once daily. wants me back in three months. my heart rate is fine no problems there.no heart problems either.


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HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-10-17 21:18:33 -0500 Report

berry,

People do not realize how important thyroid health is for heart health. Both low and high thyroid and hurt the heart but low thyroid is most common.

My advice is do not let your doc diagnose and treat your thyroid based solely on your TSH level. Make him/her monitor your Free T3 level. This is the thyroid hormone that does all the work!

HH

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-10-18 15:18:25 -0500 Report

has been done for the reasons of being hyperthyriod sightly overactive but not enough to destroy. was sent for upscan and ultra sound a few months back. to diagnose i have hyperthyriod from graves diease of is a automunnie diease. no other isses were found. ths was at 0.30 all other labs for thyriod ran were at normal range.i have to endocrinologist for my thyriod.last time i seen him was august so next time will be feb 2012 unless i have any problem before that. my primary doctor it will be jan 2012 to check on how new bp meds are working out. i have been on these in the past but was taken off of them cause bp got to low on it. which was about 1yr 1/2 ago.guess i need this again.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-10-18 21:35:02 -0500 Report

berry,

You mention you have a diagnosis of Graves Disease. What medication was prescribed? Note that hyperthyroidism lowers HDL as well!

HH

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-10-20 07:41:04 -0500 Report

i was hypothyriod to begin with 2009 april. now 2011 april i was told i'm hyperthyriod from graves diease .so basically its make it work more like normal range. i started i was at 8.0 for tsh number now i'm at 0.30 normal is 0.35.my ac1 for diabetes started out the same 8.0.now its 5.6 has been for the last 2yrs with a little help of metforin 1 table a day.course eating right counting exersise.she was ok with his decision.im fine with it too.