How are thyroid and hypertension related?

Thyroid and high blood pressureThe thyroid gland forms important hormones that affect the body's metabolism and also blood pressure.

Especially with an over-, but also under-function of the thyroid, the blood pressure can be increased.

Thyroid and high blood pressure

In thyroid hyperfunction, accelerated metabolism and symptoms such as palpitations, hypertension, weight loss, nervousness, etc. occur due to increased production of thyroid hormones.

If the thyroid is underactive and there are too few thyroid hormones, the metabolism is slowed down. Weight gain, tiredness, sensitivity to cold, slow pulse and low (but sometimes also increased) blood pressure are possible as a result.

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Author: Dr. med. Julia Hofmann