Recently, aunt Zhang often feels that she does not have enough to eat. Her appetite has increased by half, but her weight has been lighter by nearly 10 kg and she is still a little dry. Neighbor aunt Li is an old diabetic patient. She asserts that aunt Zhang must have diabetes.
After going to the community hospital for a test, Aunt Zhang’s blood sugar was indeed on the high side, especially the postprandial blood sugar was 12 mmol/L (normally below 7.8 mmol/L).
The doctor prescribed hypoglycemic drugs to Aunt Zhang. She took them strictly according to the doctor’s advice, but her weight was still losing and she also had symptoms of palpitation and shaking hands. Two weeks later, she went to the hospital for reexamination and her blood sugar did not drop.
This time, the doctor found that Aunt Zhang’s neck was a little swollen. When she heard that she was flustered, she listened carefully to her heartbeat and asked her to check her thyroid function. The results showed that Aunt Zhang had hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism can lead to elevated blood sugar
Hyperthyroidism is short for hyperthyroidism, which is a disease caused by excessive secretion of thyroid hormone.
Appetite gain and weight loss are common symptoms of hyperthyroidism, which is really similar to diabetes. In addition, the symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
- Palpitation, insomnia, bad temper, increased stool frequency, swollen neck, prominent eyes,
The most important point is that hyperthyroidism can also lead to an increase in blood sugar.
In normal people, there are both hormones responsible for raising blood sugar (such as thyroid hormone, glucocorticoid, epinephrine, etc.) and hormones responsible for lowering blood sugar (insulin). Under the action of these hormones, blood sugar is maintained in the normal range of not high or low.
However, patients with hyperthyroidism have a particularly large amount of thyroid hormones, just like adding weight to the side of the balance that raises hyperglycemia. When the balance loses balance, the blood sugar is higher than the normal range.
It is useless to take hypoglycemic drugs alone for the increase of blood sugar caused by hyperthyroidism. Only when hyperthyroidism is well controlled can blood sugar drop.
If diabetic patients find it difficult to reduce their blood sugar, they should remember to draw blood to check thyroid function and eliminate the influence of hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism can also cause blood pressure to rise.
Hyperthyroidism will not only lead to an increase in blood sugar, but also an increase in blood pressure.
Because too much thyroid hormone will increase the contractility of the heart, increase the amount of blood pumped out, and increase the pressure on arterial blood vessels, thus leading to an increase in blood pressure.
Similarly, the blood pressure caused by hyperthyroidism rises, and the effect of taking antihypertensive drugs alone is not good. First, control hyperthyroidism from the source, and blood pressure will naturally drop.
If hypertension patients find it difficult to drop their blood pressure, they should also remember to check thyroid function to eliminate the influence of hyperthyroidism.
Hypothyroidism can lead to elevated blood lipid
Hypothyroidism is short for hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are the opposite and are caused by insufficient thyroid hormone secretion.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Weakness, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight gain, fear of cold and
In addition, hypothyroidism can also lead to an increase in blood lipid.
In fact, blood lipid itself is not a bad thing. It can provide energy for the human body and is also a raw material for synthesizing cell membranes and various hormones.
To play these roles, blood lipid must cooperate with thyroid hormone. When hypothyroidism lacks thyroid hormone, the utilization rate of blood lipid decreases, and the blood lipid level naturally increases.
If hyperlipidemia patients are accompanied by hypothyroidism symptoms such as fear of cold, weight gain and lethargy, they should remember to check thyroid function and eliminate the possibility of hypothyroidism. Similarly, after hypothyroidism is well controlled, blood lipid will also be reduced to a certain extent.
Thyroid examination is very important.
Have you found that thyroid problems will affect blood lipid, blood sugar, blood pressure and other aspects, and will also cause heart disease, anemia, osteoporosis and other diseases.
Therefore, U.S. Experts suggest that thyroid examination should be conducted every 5 years from the age of 35 in order to detect thyroid diseases as early as possible.