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Graves And Fertility
Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease (I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?
Yes: Yes the medicines are safe. Your thyroid tests need to be monitored to make sure they are stable over time. A rise in your hormones can alter your thyroid hormones but this is easily monitored. ...Read more
I had a total thyroidectomy due to Graves' disease 7 years ago. Recent positive ANA test at 1:640 homogenous. No symptoms/tested due to fertility tx.
Duplicate question: Believed I have already answered this question. The presence of Grave's disease (an autoimmune disorder) points to your predisposition to possibly other autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
Autoimmune: Hyperthyroidism is most common feature of Graves' disease, affecting nearly all patients, and caused by autoantibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, thyrotropin) receptor (TSHR-Ab) that activate receptor, stimulating thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion as well as thyroid gland enlargement (causing a diffuse goiter). ...Read more
Not translated.: I am sorry but your question was not translated into English. ...Read more
Tengo diabetes tipo 2 y hace una semana estoy viendo doble por mi ojo izquierdo, ¿Es esto síntoma de algo grave?
Considera que es: Para obtener más respuestas, considere volver a enviar usando la función de traducción al inglés. For more responses, consider resubmitting using English translation feature. ...Read more
Visita tu dentista.: La causa mas común de el mal aliento es la cavidad oral o boca. Caries, gingivitis, periodontitis (enfermedad de las encías), son algunas de las causas mas comunes. Saca una cita con un dentista para que te haga un examen completo. Otras causas de halitosis pueden ser sinusitis, problemas con la garganta y o el estomago. ...Read more
It depends.: For different situations, the best treatment may be surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, or medications to slow the thyroid down. Radioactive iodine is the most-used treatment in the us, while surgery is seldom used for graves' disease. Talk with your doctor to find out which treatment might be the best one for you. ...Read more
Over active thyroid: Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That leads to symptoms such as excess sweating, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. ...Read more
Way too much coffee: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock on to and continuously stimulate the receptor so the thyroid kicks out thyroid hormone without regulation producing the classic symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, wt loss, increased appetite, dysthermia, hyperdefecation, bulging eyes / stare. ...Read more
Several therapies: Medical therapy consists of several medications to control or block thyroid hormone. Sometimes medical therapy does not consistently control problem. Other therapies are radioactive ablation with I131 with destruction of the gland. An alternative therapy is surgery where thyroid gland is removed, ...Read more
Various ways: In your age group, the most common recommendation would be to take antithyroid drugs (methimazole) to control the hyperthyroidism. After 6 months, one could see if you have gone into remission so that you could discontinue the med. If if hasn't gone away by up to 2 yrs of treatment, we would recommend radioiodine treatment or surgery to ablate the thyroid. ...Read more
Graves: Graves is an autoimmune disease where you make antibodies to the thyroid that stimulate the thyroid and you become hyperthyroid. It is more common in women then men, and tends to be in younger people, but it can be seen at any age. It tends to run in families, and can be brought on by stress, smoking, excessive iodine, amiodorone (heart failure), g-interferon (for hepatitis), . ...Read more
Menopause/Thyroid dx: Graves disease is a thyroid disease. Having your uterus removed is not a caused for graves diease. Having your ovaries removed at the time of hysterectomy can mimick sometimes thyroid disease by causing hot flahes, insomnia, weight changes, skin changes etc. Talk to your obgyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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
Weight loss, tachycar:
The common symptoms of graves disese are
1rapid heart beat
3exopthalmos means very prominent bulging eyeballs
4 intolerance to heat
5diarrhea or loose stools
6anxiety and irritability
8goiter that is large thyroid gland
9thick red skin usually on the shins or top of the feet
10change in menstrual cycle
14erectile dysfunction libido_. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock on to and continuously stimulate the receptor so the thyroid kicks out thyroid hormone without regulation producing the classic symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, wt loss, increased appetite, dysthermia, hyperdefecation, bulging eyes / stare. ...Read more
Usually medication: Graves diease is the most common cause of hyperthyriodism, it is an autoimmune disease.The majority of patients can be treated with medications to control the amount of thyriod hormone is made or secreted and others that can control the hypermetabolic effects of the hormone on the body and heart. Some patients may require thyriod gland destruction using radioactive iodine and /or surgery. ...Read more
Autoimmune disorder: Graves disease is caused by antibodies which stimulate the thyroid gland to proliferate and hypersecrete thyroid hormone. There are aother causes of hyperthyroidism such as nodules or inflamation in the thyroid gland. Rarely excess iodine ingestion can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
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
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