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High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

If you’re on blood pressure medication—and having trouble sleeping at night, consider testing the tiny (but mighty) thyroid gland. When the thyroid is over active—a condition called hyperthyroidism—production of too much thyroid hormone “speeds up” the body causing rapid pulse, higher blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and nervousness. In older adults, symptoms of over-active thyroid are [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

The thyroid gland is responsible for hormones that contribute to energy production in every cell of our body. If there’s a universal truth about hypothyroidism—it’s that when the thyroid malfunctions—people feel poorly and worse. If you’ve spent any time researching hypothyroidism—you will have discovered a mountain of information on how difficult and delicate it is [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones