The Heart Often Beats In Hypothyroid Sufferers?
Hello, I have Hypothyroid disease due to auto immune (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). My TSH is normal since I took 25 Euthyrox. However, my heart often beats, especially when the temperature is hot. Td night while I was sleeping, my heart suddenly beat fast. I counted 120 per minute. I immediately took Propanolol. what I want to ask is why am I hypo but experiencing symptoms of hyper thyroid (pounding heartbeat)? I have monitored my heart rate through a holter monitor and there are no arrhythmias. Please enlighten me. Thank you
Hi. Thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com.
A fast heartbeat or tachycardia in medical terms can be caused by several things such as:
- increased physical activity
- lack of fluids
- electrical abnormalities of the heart
- heart defects
- electrolyte disturbances
- certain foods / drinks such as coffee, alcohol, etc.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid hormone produced by the body decreases. This will cause symptoms such as fatigue, cold tolerance, slow heart rate, weight gain, etc. In general, hypothyroidism does not cause a fast heartbeat.
The hypothyroid medication that you are taking is a type of synthetic thyroid hormone that works like thyroid hormone. Because they function like thyroid hormones, they can indeed cause symptoms such as hyperthyroidism. However, the causes of a fast heartbeat are very diverse and further tests are needed to determine the exact cause of your complaint. So we recommend that you consult directly with a specialist in internal medicine. The doctor will conduct questions and answers and some examinations as deemed necessary. Some of the tests that may be done such as physical examination, blood test, heart record examination, thyroid hormone examination, etc.
Some of the things you can do are:
- try not to stress the mind
- regular exercise
- enough rest
- avoid coffee, alcohol, and cigarettes
- eat a healthy diet
So, hopefully this is useful.