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Review: could Hypothyroidism cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Hypothyroidism, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Synthroid.

We study 32,525 people who have Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,337 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 32,525 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 1,337 (4.11%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,094,003 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in hypothyroidism reports

Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Diarrhea * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea85.63%14.37%

Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Diarrhea * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea1.30%0.57%0.65%2.12%5.13%11.72%20.50%58.10%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea2.04%57.14%34.69%6.12%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (435 people, 32.54%)
  2. Depression (177 people, 13.24%)
  3. Osteoporosis (155 people, 11.59%)
  4. Anxiety (131 people, 9.80%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (129 people, 9.65%)
  6. Pain (109 people, 8.15%)
  7. Diabetes mellitus (104 people, 7.78%)
  8. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (100 people, 7.48%)
  9. Atrial fibrillation (98 people, 7.33%)
  10. Prophylaxis (91 people, 6.81%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Synthroid (630 people, 47.12%)
  2. Levothyroxine sodium (496 people, 37.10%)
  3. Aspirin (134 people, 10.02%)
  4. Fosamax (125 people, 9.35%)
  5. Levoxyl (116 people, 8.68%)
  6. Humira (94 people, 7.03%)
  7. Lisinopril (86 people, 6.43%)
  8. Atenolol (83 people, 6.21%)
  9. Omeprazole (78 people, 5.83%)
  10. Pradaxa (77 people, 5.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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