Low Thyroid Hormone Levels can Cause Raised Blood Pressure
Here is a fascinating article by Dr. Richard L. Wynn who is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School.
The article shows how low thyroid function can be responsible for raised blood pressure.
In the past doctors have thought that raised blood pressure, when connected to thyroid function, was only due to too much thyroid hormone. This view has now been shown to be false and that low levels of thyroid hormones can cause raised BP and arterial damage. This matches the experience of many thyroid patients undergoing treatment with natural desiccated thyroid hormone and T3 (Liothyronine) who have seen their previously high blood pressures actually lower with correct levels of replacement.
It is a great read: