First time here...Just curious if anyone has heard of a tracheotomy (sp?) causing hypothyroidism? I was severely injured/in a coma and had to have a tube in, and have a problem now with my thyroid that I never had before the hospital...Any comments welcome! (even if you just have had an experience with the thyroid issue/or a tracheotomy problem it would be interesting to hear from you!) :?:
I was searching on the net because I found out that I have high blood pressure. I was looking at sodium, potassium, calcium intake. I was reading that the thyroid plays a part also. I then thought 'What if they damaged my thyroid when they put in the trach. after the car accident (me too - coma, rehab., etc.).
my mother had to have her thyroid removed and they messed up the procedure and put a trach in. they are very close to each other and more than likely when the docs put yours in, they nicked or got too close to your thyroid.... your thyroid controls so much
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. After I went back to work for a while I started getting nose bleeds, probably 4-5 a week. I don't now but then I thought it was from the face plant on the windshield that weakened something in my sinus cavity. Does HYPO give you high BP?