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Can Graves Disease Kill You
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 a patient was avoiding medical care, the thyroid condition could, in time, become severe enough to be fatal. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease and death: Death in autoimmune diseases depend on several factors including its severity , target organ, cell , tissue and vital structures involved, duration and stage of disease, underlying comorbid conditions, age of patient and overall health of patient. Many of autoimmune diseases do well with appropriate management . They are chronic diseases and need expert care in the longer run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, many reasons: Sleep disturbances with resultant auto accidents, trauma from falling with fractures and subsequent complications, swallowing difficulties with aspiration pneumonia, blood pressure drops resulting in fainting or falling, associated dementia causing further complications. Since a disease of older adults, any of the above could be catastrophic. ...Read more
Heart disease: Evidence suggests that the same bacteria that causes gum disease can travel through the body and cause coronary artery disease. Very complex issue as there is evidence now that sugar may play a role as well as some new evidence that coronary disease may be caused by stem cells gone rouge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adversely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism in the long term runs down a lot of tissues, including the nervous system. Nerves and other cells in the nervous system have receptors for thyroid hormone, and by binding to them, thyroid hormone affects their function. You see tremors, brisk reflexes, and a host of behavioral effects due to too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon your physiologic reserve and how active the grave's disease is. Severe symptoms will usually drive patients to their doc before cardiovascular collapse ( thyroid storm). Young patients can tolerate a lot but if you have other underlying conditions you might not be so lucky. ...Read more
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 fibrillation causing blood clot which can then cause strokes etc, if treated appropriately, you should be ok. Follow doc regularly because u may end up going hypothyroid eventually which also requires treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: If untreated and out of control, people can lose weight, not absorb enough nutrients and become quite sick. Sometimes people need surgery when other treatments aren't effective. As with any illness that requires medication and/or surgical interventions, there is always risk, but many people living with crohn's can improve with appropriate intevention and live a fairly normal life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Fast heart beats can be associated with hyperthyroidism, and this can be fatal in certain cases. If your heart is frail due to prior heart attacks or heart failure, a fast heart rate may be too much stress for your heart. This could potentially lead to more dangerous heart rhythms or a heart attack. See your doctor to help you control your hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: Really hard to answer. But thyroid storm is a complication which can occur under stressful circumstances like other illness and when graves untreated and is life threatening. Chronic uncontrolled graves will cause osteopenia, possibly cardiac arrhythmias, maybe liver trouble, and will likely only get worse without treatment. No cure for graves except ablation or surgery. Antithyroid rx temporary. ...Read more
Yes: It may not occur at the same time;but you can have both diseases in your life at different time. ...Read more
It is: an auto-immune disease!Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: We take a history and do a physical exam. We order blood antibody and antigen and pcr molecular tests. We order x-rays, ct scans and nuclear medicine scans. We do bacterial, fungal, viral, o&p and AFB stains and/or cultures of blood, urine, other normally sterile body fluids and stool. Then we use our knowledge and experience to determine what is significant and what is not and make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question: This is an excellent question. It may be possible to reverse some kinds of heart disease and arterial diseases without drugs(or maybe with drugs). The fact is we actually reverse very few diseases. We treat and improve them and improve people's quality and quantity of life but actual disease reversal at this point in time is usually just in toxic exposure problems. ...Read more
There are many: Common symptoms include feeling very hot when others are comfortable, a fullness at the base of the neck, heart pounding and racing, shakiness, shortness of breath with effort, more frequent bowel movements, poor concentration, poor sleep, and irritability. While some people lose weight, others may actually gain some weight. Eye bulging and double vision may also occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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