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Are There Lung Or Breathing Problems Associated With Graves Disease
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a knee surgery due soon. Should I get the chest X-ray before the knee surgery? I have no history of heart, lung, or breathing problems.
After getting cured frm PTB should I conceive? I hv fibrotic element on my upper lung.During pregnancy will breathing problems start?
Breathing: Depends on patient's overall condition - discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also 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.
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.
Can the physical symptoms of gad kill you ? My latest one being weird lung sensations but not breathing problems.
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
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