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Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

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Dr. Caroline Messer
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 17 years experience
Rarely: Very rarely hyperthyrodism can turn into a condition call thyroid storm, which can l be life threatening. In addition, long term untreated hyperthyrodism can cause atrial fibrillation, which can predispose t.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: Graves disease is an autoimmune disease most common in young women. Other common forms are toxic nodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis, and of course overreplacement with thyroid hormone. There are other, less common forms of hyperthyroidism, some of which can be subtle. Best to have this evaluated by an endocrinologist or an internist who is familiar with this.

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