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Review: could Hypothyroidism cause Fainting?

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

We study 32,525 people who have Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Among them, 372 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (latest reports from 128,795 patients) is typically treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Cytomel.

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) (latest reports from 317,169 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 32,504 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 372 (1.14%) have Fainting. They amount to 0.12% of all the 317,082 people who have Fainting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fainting in hypothyroidism reports

Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Fainting * :

FemaleMale
Fainting88.33%11.67%

Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Fainting * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fainting0.00%0.30%0.30%3.29%7.78%9.88%16.47%62.28%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting30.00%50.00%20.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (126 people, 33.87%)
  2. Depression (66 people, 17.74%)
  3. Osteoporosis (58 people, 15.59%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (33 people, 8.87%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (28 people, 7.53%)
  6. Hyperlipidaemia (25 people, 6.72%)
  7. Blood cholesterol increased (22 people, 5.91%)
  8. Insomnia (21 people, 5.65%)
  9. Pain (21 people, 5.65%)
  10. Cardiac failure (20 people, 5.38%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (147 people, 39.52%)
  2. Synthroid (131 people, 35.22%)
  3. Fosamax (56 people, 15.05%)
  4. Aspirin (45 people, 12.10%)
  5. Lasix (39 people, 10.48%)
  6. Simvastatin (38 people, 10.22%)
  7. Levoxyl (31 people, 8.33%)
  8. Coumadin (30 people, 8.06%)
  9. Hydrochlorothiazide (29 people, 7.80%)
  10. Ramipril (25 people, 6.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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