Thyroid Hormone and Blood Pressure

Thyroid hormone also has a role in blood pressure regulation. After all, there are thyroid receptors found in every cell of your body, thus, fluctuations in the levels of thyroid hormone can significantly affect blood pressure. There is increasing evidence that restoring thyroid hormone to optimal levels may be beneficial in people with hypertension:
1. Thyroid hormone deficiency is strongly linked with hypertension. [259-266]
2. In patients with hypertension, thyroid hormone replacement therapy decreases blood pressure by reducing blood vessel stiffness. [267]
3. T3 has vasodilatory properties, which means that it has the ability to dilate blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. [268-270]
4. Thyroid hormone lowers blood pressure by reducing vasopressin, a hormone that increases blood pressure by promoting water retention. [271-272]
5. In patients with hypothyroidism, T4 replacement therapy for 3-6 months significantly reduces blood pressure. [273]
6. In patients with hypothyroidism, low-dose T4 replacement therapy reduces blood pressure by improving blood vessel function. [274]
7. In patients with hypertension related to hypothyroidism, thyroid hormone replacement therapy successfully reduces blood pressure without any adverse side effects. [275]
8. In hypertensive patients, adequate thyroid hormone replacement therapy improves blood pressure by reversing increased central aortic pressures and arterial stiffness. [276]
9. Thyroid hormones participate in the control of systemic arterial blood pressure homeostasis (balance). [277]

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