Hypertension is not a disease, in my opinion, but a result and an indicator of metabolic problems. Over time, metabolic problems can cause damage to all organs, glands, nerves, etc. in the body, including the heart, kidneys, thyroid, pancreas, eyes, etc.
The medications which treat hypertension are designed to block or inhibit damaging hormones and secondly, if possible, the damaging cytokines. If left unchecked excessive hormones and cytokines will slowly cause their damage throughout the body.
The connection is obvious. Ace Inhibitors try to inhibit Angiotensin I, in hopes to also inhibit Angiotensin II. Beta Blockers try to block damaging Adrenal hormones, among other hormones. ARBs attempt to directly block Angiotensin II. If a dysfunctional metabolism "over-produces" these hormones and the hormones/cytokines continue in their destructive ways without being inhibited, then, over time, patients can expect to suffer from organ, gland, joint, nerve damage, pain and subsequently all kinds of different health problems.
What can a patient do to counter the damaging effects of over-production of these hormones and a dysfunctional metabolism? Diet, exercise, taking the most effective blocking medications and avoid the triggers, stimulants and irritants which cause over-production of hormones and cytokines.
I, too, have high bp and under-active thyroid. I have high bp since i was a little kid, but I never asked if those are connected. Who knows!! it's not like the companies who do alot of research on medications, care to do researches on anything else!
mmm interesting, but I guess it works for you, but I just wondered if one pill would fight the other really. As they all have their jobs to do but some can over lap, just like employees I guess in an office. or lack of them in these times.
Well my friends, this is along shot, but just it comes to my mind while reading your BP - Hipo Thyroids issues.
Have you checked your levels of vitamin D?? Let me explain ... Lack of vitamin D can increase the BP. The production of Vitamin D, as far as I understand, it is induced by the PT Hormone which is produced by the parathyroids gland that is just next to the thyroid gland.
If the reason for your thyroid not producing thyroxine is an external reason, chances are that your parathyroid is also damaged.
An example, in the 50s, at least in Spain, was normal for kids with ears problems, to receive radiation using long radiating needles introduced trough their noses.
30-40 years later, some of those people developed problems in the thyroid and parathyroid as a side effect of the radiation.
PS: Cartner, nice to see that you are OK despite the issues in your area.
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