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What to do if I have graves' disease and have went threw radiation about 3 years ago and didn't work out. Can I request to have it removed?

What to do if I have graves' disease and have went threw radiation about 3 years ago and didn't work out. Can I request to have it removed?

Yes, but...: Hi. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend re-treating you with radioactive iodine (131-I). If it was re-treatment with radioactive iodine versus surgery, why on earth would you want surgery? I'm sure you can find a surgeon to do it, but I'd advise against it. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

An immune system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland ...Read more


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How do you treat graves disease in a pregnant women so baby doesn't get it?

How do you treat graves disease in a pregnant women so baby doesn't get it?

Very carefully.: See published guidelines (endocrine society and american thyroid association). Thionamides including Propylthiouracil and Methimazole are used depending on stage of pregnancy, beta blockers added for short term control of symptoms. Surgery in rare cases. Despite this approx 1-5% of infants are born with fetal grave's. ...Read more

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My graves' disease hasn't settled yet, as a result put on weight, what physical exercise can I do to lose weight?

My graves' disease hasn't settled yet, as a result put on weight, what physical exercise can I do to lose weight?

Most people: With graves' disease and hyperthyroidism will lose weight until their thyroid is controlled, however, since thyroid hormone stimulates food intake, some will lose weight while hyperthyroid. Mild exercise in moderation, making sure you're on beta blockers if indicated, and avoiding rapid heart rates, overheating and dehydration is still possible, but you may have some proximal muscle weakness. ...Read more

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I haven't excercised in months because of the graves' disease, my BP is 145 and pulse is 122, is there any excerise I can do? I want to lose weight.

I haven't excercised in months because of the graves' disease, my BP is 145 and pulse is 122, is there any excerise I can do? I want to lose weight.

Needs evaluation.: It sounds as though your graves' disease might not be under control. The high heart rate and blood pressure might be due to thyroid overactivity. You deserve to undergo a careful thyroid evaluation. ...Read more

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I don't take Graves' disease medication. Can it kill me?

I don't take Graves' disease medication. Can it kill me?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the Graves illness it can cause death. Why are you not taking the medication? ...Read more

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My symptoms of graves' disease is getting worse to the point I can't sleep and my studies are suffering, what to do?

My symptoms of graves' disease is getting worse to the point I can't sleep and my studies are suffering, what to do?

See endocrine doc: You should contact your endocrinologist and get your thyroid regulated again. You may also need to see an ophthalmologist if you are having any visual difficulties. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has Graves' disease got anything to do with not being able to eat? I've been diagnosed but can't eat at the moment?

Has Graves' disease got anything to do with not being able to eat? I've been diagnosed but can't eat at the moment?

Not generally: Hi. I'm glad you saw a doctor and she/he made the diagnosis. Graves' is often associated with initial weight loss, but it's not due to not eating. Some people with Graves' describe difficulty with swallowing, but it's more the biochemical hyperthyroidism than any effect of goiter. Do not have thyroidectomy surgery for treatment. Use 131-Iodine or methimazole. Talk with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Since suffering from graves' disease, I haven't had a good night sleep, and it's affecting me, especially my studies, what should I do?

Since suffering from graves' disease, I haven't had a good night sleep, and it's affecting me, especially my studies, what should I do?

Until you: Can control and normalize your thyroid level with either radioiodine or antithyroid drugs, get your doctor to prescribe a beta blocker like metoprolol. It don't treat your thyroid, but can block some or most of the effects of the excess thyroid hormone on your nervous system, making you life a lot more comfortable and safer as well. ...Read more

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Would it be unsafe to have sex while having graves' disease, I haven't done it for months.

Would it be unsafe to have sex while having graves' disease, I haven't done it for months.

Hopefully: You are on beta blockade to reduce symptoms and increase safety. After that, you should be treated with either radioiodine or an appropriate dose of anti-thyroid drugs. Check w/ your doctor. If you are stable, sex should be relatively safe. Keep cool and well hydrated. ...Read more

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If I don't have graves' disease or hot nodules on my thyroid, yet it's producing 2x what is normal, what is the cause?

Hyperthyroidis/BT: This can be primary hyperthyriodism, hashimoto's thyroiditis or brain tumor. This needs urgent eval by gland specialist, because it can lead to hypertension or heart attack if not treated. ...Read more

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What can be done about graves disease?

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

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How can I help someone with graves disease?

Endocrinology!: Hi. Get the person to an endocrinologist! ...Read more

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How does graves' disease affect the system?

Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body. It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease (hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high. It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp). ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have graves' disease?

See physician: The physician will examine you and get your history and symptoms from you. Blood tests for free thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone would be tested for abnormal levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of graves' disease?

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 more

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Can you tell me how is graves disease diagnosed?

Graves': Hi. Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is stimulated by particular (measurable) antibodies. What triggers the production of these antibodies is not known. First, diagnose hyperthyroidism with TSH, free T4, & T3 (liothyronine). Clinical suspicion & exam is often all we need to know it's Graves'. Radioactive iodine thyroid scan will show hi uptake of Iodine diffusely in gland. ...Read more

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Could you give me information about graves disease?

Could you give me information about graves disease?

Many symptoms: Losing weight, increased appetite, arrhytmias, palpiattions, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, changes in bowel patterns, more frequent bowel movements, enlarged thyroid gland, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, brittle hair are symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is opposite, different sxs, Rx can be medications, radioactive ablation of gland, or thyroidectomy ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to treat graves disease?

What are some natural ways to treat graves disease?

None: This condition requires medications and sometimes radioactive ablation/surgery depending on response to therapy. ...Read more

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Why not take melatonin with graves disease?

Not indicated: Garves disease should treated to improve sleep,
melatonine only indicated for jet lags and blind without sense of light to stimulate to scm to initiate sleep. ...Read more

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I think I have graves disease, what will it do to my fetus?

I think I have graves disease, what will it do to my fetus?

Diagnose/treat.: One can't make a DX on their own. Especially don't try if your talking about the affects on two beings. Tell your generalist and/or ob-gyn exactly what symptoms you are experiencing, it will be worked up, and diagnosed. If you have grave's disease, or any other disease found during pregnancy, you will be referred to the proper specialist and it will be treated. That is only way to protect fetus. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with graves disease?

No different: It should be no different from someone without graves disease, as long as the graves is treated. The hyperthyroidism will accelerate the heart, and can cause complications, especially in the elderly, but once the graves is treated, all should return to normal. ...Read more

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What to do if I have graves disease and am getting bronchitis. What should I do?

What to do if I have graves disease and am getting bronchitis. What should I do?

Separate problems.: Separate issues there. Make sure your graves' dz is receiving appropriate therapy, or seek out i-131 ablation. Also, take care of your bronchitis. Limited bronchitis may resolve on its own. Otherwise see your physician about whether or not antibiotics would be helpful. Other medications may be added if you have any underlying lung conditions. Good luck! ...Read more

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My babys mom has graves disease?

My babys mom has graves disease?

Thyrotoxicosis: Toxic goiter manifestations are: exophalmus, tachycardia, goiter, wt. Loss caused by excessive thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can antibodies on graves disease disappear?

Rarely: The level can decline, but it rarely disappears. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for graves disease?

Meds, rads, surgery: Graves disease can be treated with medications like Methimazole to control hormone levels, radio-active iodine, or surgery. Each has its risks and benefits. Consult an endocrinologist and a experienced thyroid surgeon to hear about all your options, the ones that are best for you. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pediatric graves disease?

Graves' disease: Graves' disease is a common cause of an overactive thyroid. Some symptoms include: feeling hot when nobody else does, having moist or sweaty skin, diarrhea, feeling nervous or restless, having trouble falling or staying asleep, short attention span, normal or increased growth rate but decreased weight, increased appetite, rapid heart beat,
muscle weakness or tremors,
irritability. ...Read more