Review Article
Volume 7 Issue 6 - 2020
Incidence of Hypertension with Thyroid Disease
Zia-ul-Sabah*, Shahid Aziz, Adel Masswary and Yakub Sayyad
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Zia-ul-Sabah, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 12, 2020; Published: May 29, 2020


Thyroid disease increases cardiovascular risk, partly because it can be a secondary cause of hypertension. The pressure changes would be the result of the effects of thyroid hormone levels alterations in the cardiovascular system. In this review, we have described the relationship between thyroid disorders and hypertension and the studies that estimated the prevalence of hypertension related to thyroid disorders. We performed a literature search using PubMed database focusing, but not excluding, on the period 2010-2020. We observed that the prevalence of hypertension in thyroid disease in the reported studies ranged between 9-60%. Literature search indicated that hormonal changes in hypo- and hyperthyroidism can cause many hemodynamic alterations related to hypertension development. Subclinical forms are also causes of negative hemodynamic effects and increase cardiovascular risk. Since hypertension could be one of the first clinical manifestations of thyroid disorders it could be thought that thyroid disorders should be explored as potential cause of underlying secondary hypertension. Cardiovascular risk due to thyroid disorders is an important cause of morbidity and mortality and early diagnosis and treatment could be beneficial. Blood pressure is a non-invasive and economic parameter and it could be considered as an easy detection tool for subclinical forms of thyroid disease.

Keywords: Hypertension; Thyroid Disease; Cardiovascular Risk


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