The Relationship Between Thyroid Disease And Hypertension?
Hello, I want to ask you, my blood pressure is always high, it can reach 150/100, even though I almost every day take high blood pressure medication (hexavask, amlodipine) but it doesn’t seem to have any effect, and my relative advised me to do a thyroid check. Is it true that hypo/hyperthyroidism causes hypertension? and if I have to do a test, which blood or thyroid test should I do? thanks
Hi Sammy.. Thank you for the question given.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is more at risk for people with high salt consumption, hereditary factors in the family, aging age, excess weight, lack of activity and lack of exercise, psychological stress, and consuming alcohol. In addition, it can also occur due to certain diseases such as: kidney disorders, diabetes, use of drugs (eg: pain relievers, decongestants), and thyroid disorders.
Patients with hypertension must take antihypertensive drugs every day, but it must also be balanced with lifestyle improvements. Avoid eating foods that contain lots of salt, reduce consumption of fatty foods, avoid smoking and caffeine. High blood pressure is continuously at risk for stroke, dilation of blood vessels, disrupting blood flow to the kidneys, and heart attacks.
It is also mentioned that thyroid disorders can cause hypertension, so if you feel that your blood pressure is not well controlled, you experience complaints of dizziness, headache, chest pain, body discomfort, then you should see a doctor. The doctor will perform a physical examination, ECG, chest X-ray, and can be supported by blood tests (including: thyroid function tests, kidney function, blood sugar, cholesterol).
In the meantime what you can do:
Avoid smoking, caffeine, alcoholic beverages
Avoid eating foods that contain a lot of salt and fat, or coconut milk
Lose weight if you are overweight
Avoid lack of physical activity
Hope it is useful