October 12, 2017
Why is onset of RA some times is associated with dyslipedimia and hypothyroidism?
October 13, 2017
Hello uday, Thank you for reaching out. RA is associated with an increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article may be helpful to you: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/cardiovascular-disease-risk/. Wishing you the best. We appreciate you being part of our community! Kelly, Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team Member
October 18, 2017
Hi uday. I can't speak specifically as to the connection between RA and hypothyroidism, other than to note that RA (and other autoimmune diseases) is prone to comorbidities and the hypothyroidism is one of the more common ones. This article from one of our contributors looks at hypothyroidism and RA: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/hypothyroidism/. Hopefully, continued research into the genes associated with these conditions will provide more information into the connections and treatments. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)