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Pregnant diagnosed with Bradycardia, extremely light headed and passed out, have Hypothyroidism. Is thyroid the cause?

I m 2 months pregnant and was previously diagnosed with bradycardia years ago. It hasn t been an issue for the most part, however today I got extremely lightheaded and passed out. I have hypothyroidism as well, and am 30 years old. Is it possible the bradycardia or the thyroid condition could ve played a part in passing out today?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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As such, in early pregnancy, transient hypotension can cause syncopal attacks. Since you have hypothyroidism, the basal metabolic rate of your system would be low; you have associated bradycardia also. Though your body would be functioning without any trouble in the normal state, in the pregnant condition there is increased metabolism and demands rise; as such your body is probably not able to cope with the raised demand and you pass out. You need proper evaluation from a cardiologist and an endocrinologist for future management. Wish you good health.
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