Asthma and Underactive Thyroid

Hi I am just wondering if anyone knows if there is a link between Asthma and Underactive Thyroid? I am not confident that I am adequately medicated for the Thyroid problem but GP won't acknowledge this! I am also struggling to get my recently controlled Asthma under control now. I am wondering if having a Thyroid problem could make us more sensitive to allergens! Are there many people here that have have both conditions. If so I would love to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to read.

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  • I don't know if there is a link - I've not heard of one, but others on this sight may know otherwise. But it does occur to me that if you are worried about your thyroid condition the stress of that might be having an adverse affect on your asthma. Just a thought.

    Hope things improve for you soon:-).

  • I have underactive thyroid due to partial thyroidectamy and a few years after the op was diagnosed with asthma, though think I've probably had it since childhood. As to whether there is any connection I cannot say.

  • 2007

    "An epidemiologic study found that hypothyroidism may also be associated with asthma"

  • Very interesting information Pete.

    Thank​ you for your input.

    Aidi-Joll 🌻

  • Thank you very much for this information PMRPete that is interesting.

  • I'm hypothyroid diagnosed in September 2015. After chronic wheeze from March 2016, started inhalers from November 2016.

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