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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Untreated Hyperthyroidism

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Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Yes: See endocrinologist ASAP There are lots of complications if left untreated ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid Storm: Thyroid Storm It is rare condition which can occur with infection or trauma.Also sometimes in pregnancy with poor control or undiagnosed Hyperthyroidism and can start with childbirth or sugery It is life threatening condition.Signs and symptoms include rapid heart beat,high fever,jaundice,vomiting&diarrhea and dehydration.High fever and agitation This is life threatening needs immidiate treatment ...Read more

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What are the complications of untreated hyperthyroidism?

What are the complications of untreated hyperthyroidism?

Bad things: Well, death is one of them, which most people try to avoid. It's rare, but not unheard of. It can be the direct result of heart failure or abnormal heart rhythm. Why would you consider not being treated? Don't mess around with this. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with letter hyperthyroidism go untreated?

Are there any risks associated with letter hyperthyroidism go untreated?

Hyperthyroid: Letting hyperthyroid go untreated leads to heat intolerance, weight loss, irritability, widened blood pressures, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and increased appetite. Continued lack of treatment in very extreme situations could result in presenting in the emergency room and being mistaken for a heart attack. Get treated. It is not costly. ...Read more

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What dangers are there for someone with hyperthyroid doing cocaine my little brother is doing it i dont know where else to go?

What dangers are there for someone with hyperthyroid doing cocaine my little brother is doing it i dont know where else to go?

Dope and Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism has not relationship to cocaine addiction. They are unrelated. He needs help for the obvious reasons injurious to his health and psyche. Sorry to be of no help. You are not alone. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

Hyperthyroidism: I agree with dr. Chapa's answer. In addition, recent research has suggested that ptu (propylthiouracil) has more adverse effects than methimazole, with fda slapping a black box warning on ptu (propylthiouracil) regarding liver toxicity potential recently. According to latest guidelines from aace & american thyroid association, Methimazole is the preferred agent. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is to be used in the first trimester, Methimazole subsequently after. ...Read more

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Why is Clenbuterol dangerous to take if I have hyperthyroidism and taking 10mg of Carbimazole daily?

Why is Clenbuterol dangerous to take if I have hyperthyroidism and taking 10mg of Carbimazole daily?

Stimulation: Clenbuterol is an adrenaline-like drug used to treat asthma. Hyperthyroidism stimulates your body, and especially your heart, just like adrenaline. The combination of an adrenaline-like drug on top of hyperthyroidism can be too much for the heart, and cause arrhythmia, heart attack, etc. However, if the carbimazole is controlling the thyroid and you have need, it may be ok. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I've been dealing with many untreated side effects of hyperthyroidism due to no medical care.how can I manage it?

I've been dealing with many untreated side effects of hyperthyroidism due to no medical care.how can I manage it?

Not on your own!: You need medicine, so you don't get really sick! Go to a local community health center, where fees are based on your ability to pay. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?

I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?

Get it treated: Hyperthyroidism is generally treatable. First step is to find out the cause. Hyperthyroidism due to graves' disease (autoimmune thyroid disease) typically will get worst over time. Its complications can be severe, maybe irreversible, affecting quality of life and can lead to death. Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I know someone who is on Methimazole, 5mg/daily, for hyperthyroidism. Would it be dangerous to combine with MDMA?

I know someone who is on Methimazole, 5mg/daily, for hyperthyroidism. Would it be dangerous to combine with MDMA?

MDMA is dangerous,: period. It is cut with goodness-knows what other street drugs. Advise your friend not to take it if he values his brain & his life. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more