Can hyperthyroidism cause a subsequent polycythemia vera?

erythrocytosis

Those with polycythemia vera tend to have a red face, be older men, and have increased platelets. They could also have a genetic mutation that causes the condition. I have none of those, yet a hematologist diagnosed me with that condition. It turns out I … Read more

Sleep Apnea and Snoring are Hypothyroid Signs

sleep apnea hypothyroid

Sleep apnea and hypothyroidism go hand in hand.  Some studies even show that thyroid hormone treatment cures the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).[1]  This is because hypothyroidism thickens the pharyngeal walls (tissue in the throat area), which narrows the upper airways.  Bringing thyroid levels up sometimes … Read more