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untreated graves disease

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Sometimes: In young healthy people the stress on the heart, brain and muscles can be tolerable. Older people develop af, osteoporosis, etc. We think the natural ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly...: According to the Mayo Clinic, "Possible complications of Graves' disease during pregnancy include miscarriage, preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunctio ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Grave's Disease: Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). While a number of disorders may ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
immune system quirk: This is an disorder where a persons immune system develops antibodies (like you would to a virus) but these attack the thyroid gland. This causes an o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Family history of graves' disease is one known risk factor for graves'. Age, gender, presence of other autoimmune disease, stress, smoking are other ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: It can happen, but is relatively uncommon -- less than 1/3 of the time. If you're successfully treated, the chances of developing graves' eye disease ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
NO: No it can't, but if your thyroid level falls below normal, you should being replacement with brand name t4. Check w/your doctor.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Loss of calcium and bone density. With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
23 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition. In other words, with auto-immune conditions, the body's immune system is responding incorrectly and attack ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: But it's treatable. In the old days, it was one of the major killers. You have several choices for effective treatment, and sometimes it regresses on ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Many symptoms: Obesity, unusual fat deposits in face and upper back, skin changes, slow wound healing, acne, libido and fertility problems.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes it is.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roozbeh Badii
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, very: untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to arrhythmias, heart failure, osteoporosis
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It is an autoimmune disease where the body makes antibodies directed against the thyroid gland. Ultimately, people with hashimoto's thyroiditis may en ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Rarely It can be: Often graves' disease is not fatal, but it can be so because it has the potential to cause cardiac arrythmias (irregular heart beat) such as atrial fi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Kawasaki disease can cause heart problems, most notably coronary aneurysms. On occasion a fatal heart attack can be the result. Treatment within 10 da ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Sometimes.: People with relatives with thyroid problems are at higher risk to have thyroid problems themselves. But their problem may not be the same one their r ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Beta block + I 131: Initial treatment to control symptoms. Beta blocker sufficient for mild symptoms. Radioactive iodine (i131) is mainstay of therapy for ablating overa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Not rare: Addison's disease affects about one in every 20, 000 people. It affects an equal number of men and women, and can affect people of all ages. Addison's ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Hashimoto: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. This is the most common form of thyroiditis. Other forms of thyroiditis include drug-indu ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Rheumatic heart disease generally follows untreated strep throat or rheumatic fever (which is also caused by streptococcus) because the body produces ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Cushing's disease can be cured by pituitary surgery: removing the small benign tumor causing the adrenal to overwork. However pituitary surgery is not ... Read More
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