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Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Lung and Graves: With hyperthyroidism such as in graves' disease, people can experience shortness of breath. However this is usually resolved with treatment of the hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease in itself, does not cause lung disease. ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies directed against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid causing it to be stimulated into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That can lead to symptoms such as excess sweating, rapid heart rate, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. In some cases prominence of the eyes can occur and be associated with blurry vision or diplopia. Anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine ...Read more


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My Mom has Graves' disease, acute glaucoma & had 1/2 a lung removed to cancer. She is allergic to beta blockers. What else can she use for glaucoma?

My Mom has Graves' disease, acute glaucoma & had 1/2 a lung removed to cancer. She is allergic to beta blockers. What else can she use for glaucoma?

Glaucoma: There are several medication classes beside beta blocker that can be used to treat glaucoma. Plus depending on the severity and how acute the symptoms your mother suffers from, treatment can vary. It is best to have you mom seen by a local Opthalmologist since untreated glaucoma can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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45 yr old woman with graves disease & I swell excessively as much as 30 lbs ! I don't eat salt, heart & kidneys fine & I have trouble breathing?

45 yr old woman with graves disease & I swell excessively as much as 30 lbs ! I don't eat salt, heart & kidneys fine & I have trouble breathing?

See your doctor: If the hyperthyroidism from graves' is severe, and has not yet been treated, it can cause heart failure, even in people with no heart problems otherwise. The heart failure can result in swelling and shortness of breath. Or the graves' and the swelling may be entirely unrelated. Only way to tell is a face-to-face visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

See surgeon: How long ago? What operation? Valve may have failed- coronary graft may have obstructed other complications are possible but frequently fixable! ...Read more

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Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer? Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer?  Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

No, it is not that s: Second hand smoke can cause lung cancer but it is uncommon and takes more than 20 years of heavy(daily ) exposure. You are fine.... just quit worrying about this issue. get outdoors and get daily exercise....you will then feel wonderful! ...Read more

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I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

You need to be: examined/have your chest listened to. It sounds like you could be wheezing. Even without a history of asthma or allergies, it is possible to have them now. It also could be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia, so please call your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Can the physical symptoms of gad kill you ? My latest one being weird lung sensations but not breathing problems.

Can the physical symptoms of gad kill you ? My latest one being weird lung sensations but not breathing problems.

No: Physical symptoms of anxiety will make you uncomfortable, but won't kill you. However, are you sure the "weird lung sensations" are one of these symptoms and not something else. If you have concerns it would be a good idea to get a medical opinion. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more