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Is it ok to go on a airplane when you have hypoactive

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Is it ok to go on a airplane when you have hypoactive thyroid?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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yes it is ok to go on an airplane with a hypoactive thyroid.

but you do need to eventually see your doctor or endocrinologist to go on thyroid supplemental hormones such as synthroid to get your levels back up to get your TSH levels down to between 0.3 and 3.0 range which is a normal thyroid hormone range.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

If you are not on any thyroid medication, then flying on a aeroplane can sometimes cause problem like dizziness, heart failure.

Severe hypothyroidism should be treated first.

If you are on levothyroxine with good control, then flying should not be a problem.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am glad the other expert answering this question agreed with me recommending you to see an endocrinologist and getting your hypothyroidism treated.

flying on an airplane will not cause dizziness or heart failure if you are hypothyroid.

I have flown myself while hypothyroid.

I have graves disease and had my thyroid ablated with I-131 therapy

you will be fine to fly

let me know if you have other questions.

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