warns Arjola Bano. MD, MSc, DSc.
Middle aged and older adults with higher levels of free thyroxine (FT4) had twice the rate of calcified coronary arteries as those with normal levels, and an 87% higher risk for heart attack or stroke. Generally, elevated FT4 levels indicate hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms include weight loss, anxiety, weakness, sleep difficulty and increased heart rate.
Source: Bottom Line Personal March 2018 Arjola Bano MD, MSc, DSc, is a researcher in the departments of internal medicine and epidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and leader of a study of more than 9,400 people, published in Circulation Research.
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