Can Thyroid Problem Cause Chest Pains?


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Hannah Barton Profile
Hannah Barton answered
A thyroid problem can have many different symptoms that you may not initially associate with a thyroid problem. Chest pains can be one of these but with any chest pains, you should get these looked at by a doctor rather than diagnosing them yourself. A doctor seeing you in person will be able to give you some solid ideas for the reasons behind your chest pains. Thyroid problems and chest pains can be very concerning when you have them and you should make sure that you do all you can to get the issue resolved.

  • Main symptoms
The main symptoms of thyroid issues are usually fatigue, weight issues and depression. Although this is the case there are many other symptoms such as;

  • Menstrual issues
  • Hair and skin changes
  • Muscle and joint pain and aches
  • Neck pain
  • Cholesterol
  • Bowel changes
These changes, especially the increase of cholesterol and the anxiety can be linked to chest pain. One of the things to look out for when you have high cholesterol is any form of chest pain as this can indicate a blockage or build up in your arteries. Make sure that you do see a doctor about this as soon as possible.

  • Anxiety
Another thing that can link thyroid problems and chest pains is the anxiety that is said to be a main symptom. Many people that suffer from anxiety or panic attacks do also suffer from chest pain. This is not usually a problem within the chest and is just a symptom of anxiety. If you are concerned, it is best to visit a doctor or a professional who will be able to talk to you about your chest pains and any thyroid issues that you may have.
Shayne Hutcheson Profile
Yes, an overactive thyroid (also known as "hyperthyroidism") can cause chest pains due to the heart working overtime. Also, with an under active thyroid or "hypothyroidism" the heart rate slows and the heart will not work properly which also can cause pain during periods of high activity.

With both of these disorders, if you see your doctor they can diagnose and prescribe medication accordingly.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have an overactive thyroid which has returned after ten years of having it removed by surgery
my chest across my breastbone hurts also the same exact point in the back. My doctor has stopped my thyroxine tablets until bloodtest show normal thyroid function how to deal with the discomfort and pain

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