According to the Stop the Thyroid Madness , blood pressure and Hypothyroidism can go hand-in-hand.
Apparently, it is common to have low blood pressure due to thyroid disease or being treated with T4-only medicines like Levoxyl, Synthroid, Extroxin, etc…
If untreated or treated with these T4-only medicine, low blood pressure can take an ugly turn into high blood pressure. Learn more. For some people, the root of solving blood pressure problems can be found in good thyroid treatment.
Before being treated for Hypothyroidism I had low blood pressure. On the Mayo Clinic website, the symptoms of low blood pressure can include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Lack of concentration
- Blurred vision
- Cold, clammy, pale skin
- Rapid, or shallow breathing
For years I experienced many of the symptoms noted above. Especially lightheadedness or a woozy feeling when I stood up too quickly (or inverted like a in the yoga pose downward dog, lack of concentration for everyday tasks (my brain and thinking felt soft and foggy), overall fatigue and low energy, a low grade depression.
Sometimes we become so accustomed to symptoms we believe it’s “normal”. After being treated for Hypothyroidism with Natural Dessicated Thyroid medicine (and Iodine for me personally) these symptoms all cleared up and my blood pressure became normal!!
Treatment for Blood Pressure
According to Janie Bowthorp, of Stop the Thyroid Madness, common treatment for hypothyroidism symptoms (including blood pressure) include:
- Iodine (if one is Iodine deficient)
- Natural Desiccated Thyroid Medicine
Symptoms are removed, lives are returned to being active, moods are improved as is one’s entire health and well-being.