I try to start topics where a condition may have an unexpected link to something else, or at least be evaluated should certain symptoms appear. I thought about this because a) I have a history of thyroid disease (Grave’s, thyroid ablated and replacement) b) I’m dealing with another issue, rather sudden onset bradycardia, and subclinical hypothyroidism is one of the short list of possible causes.
Thyroid is implicated in so many things due to its central role in metabolism that if dysfunction is suspected in the context of another condition, you should probably ask your doctor for a thyroid panel, TSH, Free T4 minimally.
There is a long history of controversy on what numbers reflect a treatable condition. A good clinician will weigh symptoms versus numbers accordingly.
It appears that if it is a contributing factor to the condition in question, lets use sinus bradycardia, there is a lot of potential gain to be had from a small investment in treatment.
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