The quick answer is that you cough may be caused by hypothyroidism, but a dry nagging cough has many more possible causes which are more likely than hypothyroidism. The typical symptoms of hypothyroidism are cold intolerance, fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, depression, constipation, and low heart rate among others. See a doctor who can help
Sometimes it just can't be known for sure if the thyroid nodule is actually causing the coughing. Often these patients undergo a laryngoscopy (where a scope is placed into the back of the throat to examine the vocal cords). If the thyroid nodule is causing the coughing, or there is a high liklihood it is the cause, then surgery is indicated.
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat. It’s involved in some very big jobs, like managing your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight.
I have read online that in some cases, thyroiditis can cause a chronic cough due to irritation around the trachea. I was curious if anyone else has experienced a chronic cough along with their thyroid issues.
I absolutely can identify with what you are saying. I too, have had a chronic cough for several months now. Just recently my doctor found a goiter on my thyroid, and the ultrasound confirmed that my thyroid will have to be removed. I will have to let you know if this cures the problem.
“A persistent cough can be due to a thyroid mass pressing on the trachea or the windpipe,” says Tom Thomas, director of head and neck reconstructive surgery and transoral robotic surgery at ...
A chronic cough is a cough that lasts eight weeks or longer in adults, or four weeks in children. A chronic cough is more than just an annoyance. A chronic cough can interrupt your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted. Severe cases of chronic cough can cause vomiting, lightheadedness and even rib fractures.
Cough can occur with Hashimoto's, as the thyroid is near the throat and some people say the antibodies attacking their thyroid make them feel sore. Some auto-immunities are also hormone mediated. Several studies have shown that certain auto immune diseases can be affected by estrogen and progesterone, which are the hormones found in the pill.
Thyroid cancer and goiter are both major causes of thyroid problems and coughing, states WebMD and Healthline. Grave's disease (also known as Basedow's disease) is an autoimmune disease that leads to goiter if left untreated. Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to form in the thyroid gland.
“As the nodules get larger, they can irritate your throat and lead to a long-lasting cough. For most people, this cough is a dry, hacking sort of cough.” In addition to cough, thyroid growth can lead to pressing on the vocal cords and a hoarse voice, or pressing on the esophagus and difficulty swallowing food.