Does anyone know if an underactive thyroid can cause high blood pressure please?
I was diagnosed about 4 years ago and struggle to get my GPs to increase my medication as I am still having the usual problems, i.e., tiredness, ( need over 10 hours a nigh sleep and still tired ) overweight, ( even though I am on a healthy diet ) and I have chest pains, light headedness, anxiety etc
. I was invited to a free NHS health check a couple of weeks ago and my blood pressure was high ( 167/96 ) The nurse asked me to monitor my blood pressure at home for 2 weeks. ( due to go back tomorrow ) I had the usual blood tests, and asked for one for the thyroid and should get the results tomorrow. I am now wondering whether being under medicated could be the cause of my high blood pressure.
Thanks for listening.