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Hypothyroidsm and Covid risk - serious concern

I recently found out that hypothyroid patients may be at a higher risk of developing complications from Covid. Someone told me that and then I googled it and found this article: https://www.aace.com/recent-news-and-updates/aace-position-statement-coronavirus-covid-19-and-people-thyroid-disease. Has anyone else heard about this? Are we more likely to develop complications?

I'm really concerned because my job puts me at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus.
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When I went to that site I did not get the same feeling that hypothyroid patients may be at higher risk.  Here is what was stated in the first paragraph.

"Although there is not yet enough information regarding the relationship between thyroid conditions and susceptibility to COVID-19, there is currently no reason to believe that most people with thyroid disease are at increased risk to contract this novel coronavirus or to experience complications."
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Thank you for your response. I was referring to this:
It is crucial to continue taking your medications as prescribed. If your condition is not being treated appropriately, you may be at increased risk of viral infection or complications."
I saw that too, but could not find any info about how not being treated properly actually lowers your immune response or increases risk of infection.  I found a British site that states

"However, it is possible that patients with ‘uncontrolled’ thyroid disease (these are people who have very recently started medication or who do not take their thyroid medication as prescribed) may be at higher risk of complications from any infection. This is especially the case for those with an overactive thyroid (otherwise known as hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis)."


I then tried to find any studies where hyperthyroidism puts someone at an increased risk of infections, and only found one case report (looking at one patient) from 2016.  There might be studies out there, I didn't look too hard, but I didn't come across them.  I do not know where the British thyroid foundation is getting their information from because they didn't cite any sources.

I also found several studies looking at hyperthyroidism and an increased risk of urinary tract infections in cats, but that seems to have more to do with how hyperthyroidism can cause kidney problems.  

I feel like these articles could be worded better, because they tell us that we are not at an increased risk, but if our medication is not regulating our hypo/hyperthyroidism enough, then maybe we are.  From my own experience, when I had undiagnosed Hashimoto's and undiagnosed hypothyroidism, I never got any flus or colds, even after exposed to family members who were sick.  Might be unrelated, I might have an overactive immune system, but for me, uncontrolled hypothyroidism certainly did not increase the frequency that I got sick.  Again, this is a self-case study of one, so does not apply to all people with hypothyroidism.

If you are worried, talk to you doctor, or maybe even try contacting the people who published the article and ask them what makes people with uncontrolled thyroid problems at a greater risk and if they can reference any studies so you can better understand how that happens.
Thank you. This is very helpful. Like you, I hardly ever get the flu, but I've always been this way (even before I had autoimmune thyroid issues). Now I get it even less than I did before and even when I do, it only lasts a couple of days. I'm still concerned because there seem to be more and more evidence suggesting that we are at a higher risk of developing complications from Covid. A few days ago someone who constantly interacts with Covid patients told me that hypothyroidism patients may be at a higher risk and then a found this article. I remember googling this a couple of months ago and there wasn't a single website that said we were high risk, so I just assumed I wasn't.

Yeah, those articles can be confusing. They say Hashimoto's doesn't increase our risk of developing severe symptoms but untreated hypo does. That makes no sense because Hashimoto's patients are much more likely to be hypo than the average person. Even those of us who are stable and on medication may go hypo at some point and need a change in dose (I've been on medication for close to 2 years and recently went hypo and needed a dose increase).

I definitely get lots of UTIs (I have IC) but I'm mostly hypo, not hyper, I started getting them when I was hyper around the time my thyroid issues started. Maybe it's a Hashimoto's thing, idk.
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