Is There a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Thyroid Hormone Replacement Drugs?

Q: Is there a link between high blood pressure and thyroid hormone replacement drugs?

A: Yes, with excessive thyroid replacement a person’s blood pressure can go up.  This is one of the reasons blood pressure levels are periodically checked on people taking thyroid.  Certain foods and beverages can interact with thyroid medicine.  It is best to take this drug on an empty stomach.

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