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Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting. A condition or period n which something is remitted. It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more


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I was diagnosis with graves disease and started methimazole 5mg 3x a day. I don't want to wait til remission of the disease with meds. Opt for rai/surgery?

Heed MD advise: Taking ultimate treatment without the disease being controlled can have its complications: to the heart or to the brain or other organs. The ultimate treatments also have their own complications and side effects. Your doctor should tell them to you especially rai. Discuss with md well so you'll be well-informed and you'll be more at ease with the treatment, oh that is 5mcg. ...Read more

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My graves disease went into remmission. My TSH levels were TSH 5.93 t4.14 t4.85 t3125. Is it possible that I can go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

My graves disease went into remmission. My TSH levels were TSH 5.93 t4.14 t4.85 t3125. Is it possible that I can go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

Graves remission: Yes, graves can go into remission. One strategy is to treat with Methimazole for a while, and then see if there is a sustained remission. Other autoimmune diseases behave similarly. The remission may not last forever, however. You can get hyperthyroid again, or it can "burn out" and you can become hypo. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I do have uncontrolled graves' disease, but would it be okay to go sky diving with my friends?

No: Uncontrolled graves' disease produces enough adrenaline. Any more would risk significant further morbidity and maybe mortality (outside of usual risk to sky diving). ...Read more

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I'm going to thorpe park and would it be okay to go on a rollercoaster when you suffer from graves' disease?

I'm going to thorpe park and would it be okay to go on a rollercoaster when you suffer from graves' disease?

If your thyroid: Level has been normalized with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs, then it's like you didn't have a problem in the first place. Enjoy. If not yet treated, make sure heart rate is controlled on beta blockers and probably avoid the extreme rides. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to go snow skiing although I suffer from graves' disease?

Graves: If your hyperthyroidism is controlled with medications you can do essentially anything a person without graves can do. If you are a little hyperthyroid, you may not mind the cold as much. ...Read more

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Suffer from graves' disease and I'm gaining weight : (, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Suffer from graves' disease and I'm gaining weight : (, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm going on holiday with my mum to ghana and I suffer from graves' disease which is still not settled, would it be a good idea to travel?

May be not: If your graves disease is not stabilized, it may be prudent to stabilize your condition to avoid having thyroid storm in unfamiliar enviroment where you not sure of avialable health resources. But talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How is graves' disease treated now?

I-131 > meds > surg: Many people try the anti-thyroid meds first (ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole), but these only work long-term for a modest number of people. If someone has tried and failed one of those meds, then they become more open-minded to the i-131 (radioactive iodine). I-131 usually works well and has a low side-effect profile. Surgery is an option, but has risks, and almost no one actually chooses it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of graves disease?

Autoimmune: Graves' disease is caused by an antibody mimicking the action of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) causing the gland to overproduce thyroid hormones. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of graves disease?

What are symptoms of graves disease?

Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. With graves' disease you can also develop protrusion or other problems with the eyes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of graves disease?

Weight loss, tachycar: The common symptoms of graves disese are
1rapid heart beat
2weight loss
3exopthalmos means very prominent bulging eyeballs
4 intolerance to heat
5diarrhea or loose stools
6anxiety and irritability
7tremors
8goiter that is large thyroid gland
9thick red skin usually on the shins or top of the feet
10change in menstrual cycle
11 fatigue
12difficulty sleeping
13anxiety
14erectile dysfunction libido_. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of graves' disease?

Wt loss, palpitation: Chest pain, palpitaion, weight loss and diarrhea are common symptom of graves disease. ...Read more

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How to know if I have graves' disease?

Check out this link.: Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/women/understanding-graves-disease-basics.

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What are the tests for graves' disease?

Several: If one is hyperthyroid, there are two ways to test for graves' disease:
1) testing for a special type of antibody that is only found in graves' disease: this is a blood test.
2) doing a thyroid uptake and scan: this involves taking a tiny amount of radioactive iodine and then analyze how your thyroid handles it.
They are both excellent tests, but the scan provides additional info. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of graves disease?

Graves disease: Some graves' symptoms are: nervousness, more sweatings, fatigue, can't stand heat, weight loss, more bowel movements, more appetite. Signs: high blood pressure, hand tremor, clammy skin, rapid pulse, flushing.. ...Read more

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How exactly is graves disease diagnosed?

Blood tests: Grave's disease, a form of hyperthyroidism, is diagnosed by measuring several types of thyroid test in the blood. ...Read more

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How is graves' disease typically treated?

How is graves' disease typically treated?

3 choices: The most common treatment is swallowing a pill with radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid. The least common treatment is surgery to remove the thyroid. After either of these, a person must take daily thyroid hormone forever. A third option involves taking pills to slow the thyroid down for 12-24 months and hoping that the thyroid works properly on its own afterwards. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of graves' disease?

What are the symptoms of graves' disease?

Rapid heartbeat: Typical signs and symptoms include fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, rapid resting heart rate, dysthermia - heat intolerance, hyperdefecation, increased appetite, weight loss, lid lag / stare. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of graves' disease?

The symptoms of Graves' disease include:: Goiter, Irritability, Hair loss, Pounding heartbeat, Perspiration, Rapid heart beat, Tremor, Velvety skin, Vitiligo, Bulging eyes. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I may have graves' disease?

Grave's Disease: Thyroid Labs, and then usually 24 hour radioiodine uptake test, ordered by a doctor. ...Read more

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Does graves' disease simply go away if untreated?

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 course of graves' is for it to resolve and lead to hypothyroidism - but this assumption is based on observations from the 19th century 'till before the early 1930s - when we began to interfere with the natural course of the disease by treatments. ...Read more

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What differs - graves disease or basedow disease?

Medical history: Graves and basedow were 19th century mds who wrote about hyperthyroid goiter. Most people refer to the autoimmune condition (goiter, hyperthyroid, eye findings) as graves disease, but the term "basedow disease" exists. However, there is the jod-basedow phenomenon, which refers to hyperthyroidism from too much iodine intake. This usually occurs in an iodine deficient area (not the us). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from graves disease?

Hyperthyroid heart: Hyperthyroidism puts a stress on your heart. The rapid heart rate may be tolerable for a while in a young person, but this can lead to arrhythmias, stroke, heart attacks in older or susceptible people. There is a condition called thyroid storm, which is rare, but involves cardiovascular collapse from extreme hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one treament for graves disease?

See your doctor: The treatment should be tailored to each patient's needs. In some, medication may be sufficient, others may require radio-iodine treatment to destroy the gland. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/graves-disease/ds00181. ...Read more

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Is there any other diease that could be mistaken for graves disease?

Graves diagnosis: Graves hyperthyroidism typically involves heat intolerance, tachycardia, palpitations, tremor, irritability, etc. Many other things can cause these symptoms, eg. Anxiety. With graves there is typically a goiter, elevated ft4 or t3, (liothyronine) low tsh, increased radioactive iodine uptake. Combine the symptoms with the labs, and there is not much else that can do this, except a very rare pituitary tsh-oma. ...Read more

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I have graves disease. I have been without my meds for about 6 months. What are some things that can happen to me if I continue going without it?

Potntial vision loss: This is a complex question with no easy answers. It can range from nothing to blindness or many things in between including dounle vision, abnormal appearance or even heart problems. Get this evealuated. ...Read more

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