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    Hi Christine

    I do not know.

    I just came across a link between thyroid disorders and neuromuscular disorders. Has anyone else heard of this ?

    I may start a new discussion on this.


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    Hello Christine:  I am an RN, and I live in the USA.

    Having high blood pressure is sometimes a problem with the heart and blood vessels.  As we get older our bodies make a plaque in our arteries and it can cause the blood vessels to be come constricted and the blood has a harder time going through and the pressure increases.  It  can also be from gaining lot's of weight, and that can put more pressure on your blood vessels.  Some people can get it or see it run in families.  Today we have meds for blood pressure and even cholesterol pills to stop the body from making the plaque.  People who are alcoholic can develop problems also with blood pressure, as alcohol  causes  arteries to constrict.

    If you have Hypothyroid or even HYPERTHYROIDISM disease, you can develop high blood pressure.  I recommend you see a cardiologist as they specialize in the heart, and blood vessels.  A GP can also order meds for high blood pressure. If left untreated bad things can happen like a stroke.  Today it is easy to control. I hope this helps.

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