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Can You Die From Hyperthyroidism
I'm hyperthyroid nd now have CHF after storm. Can the CHF go away after my thyroidectomy? I'm scare
d to die.
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
Yes: This used to be fairly common. And perhaps almost as bad, untreated hypothyroidism will slowly erode your life so that you cannot do any of the things you enjoy. Your mind will slow and perhaps go insane, your heart can't keep up, you'll get fat, grotesque-looking and weak and be severely constipated. And eventually you get myxedema coma and die. Treating it is extremely easy if done on time. ...Read more
Common disorder: Which is easily diagnosed and can be treated with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs. See the american thyroid assoc. Website or check lay info at aace.Com (american assoc. Of clinical endocrinologists) for more info. ...Read more
Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones control the metabolic rate of the body, so too much can cause symptoms like nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscular weakness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more
Excess thyroid hormo: Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body is exposed to too much thyroid hormone (secreted by the thyroid gland, which sits at the base of the neck). Thyroid hormone controls metabolism so hyperthyroidism typically causes increased metabolism. Some of the symptoms include: increased appetite but weight loss, increased heart rate, tremor, diarrhea, feeling hot all the time, and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different types: Hi. There are different types of hyperthyroidism. Some get better on their own. Most last indefinitely and need treatment; of those, most are caused by immune system stimulation of the gland (bypassing pituitary control), and some are due to autonomous overactive thyroid nodules. The condition needs to be treated, but most people your age do fine with it. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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