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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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I have hyperthoid, how do I know if I have grave disease?

I have hyperthoid, how do I know if I have grave disease?

Symptoms and tests: Graves disease is another name for hyperthyroidism with diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism is confirmed by blood tests.Typical symptoms include anxiety, shaky hands, sweating, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, increased appetite, tremors, and weight loss. Some people with graves' disease can have an abnormal swelling of the front of the neck called a goiter. ...Read more

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How reliable is tsi in determining grave's disease?

How reliable is tsi in determining grave's disease?

Not at all perfect: Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (tsi) is theoretically the cause of graves disease, which is an autoimmune disease. These antibodies stimulate the thyroid to make excess hormone. However, the test is not perfect. Many people with graves have a negative test for tsi. Some assays are not reliable. Tsi can be measured when the diagnosis is uncertain, but a negative test does not rule out graves. ...Read more

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Does a blehparoplasty help people with grave's disease?

Does a blehparoplasty help people with grave's disease?

Depends: Usually orbital surgery for severe proptosis / lid retraction first, then extraocular muscle surgery for alignment issues, and lastly lid surgery, so it may help, but have to be careful about dry eye. ...Read more

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What is grave disease? And what causes over active thyroid?

What is grave disease? And what causes over active thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Graves' disease is a form of hyperthyroidism and occurs when your body produces antibodies that stimulate your thyroid gland, which controls your body's metabolism. This results in various symptoms like nervousness, tremor, insomnia, heat intolerance, and palpitations. Treatment consists of medications or surgery. Speak with your doctor about options. ...Read more

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If I have grave's disease. Am I more at risk of getting diabetes?

If I have grave's disease. Am I more at risk of getting diabetes?

Maybe: Graves' disease and type 1 diabetes are both auto-immune disorders, in which the immune system makes antibodies that attack your own proteins, and cause the cells to malfunction. Having one auto-immune disorder can increase your risk of having another slightly. Since type 2 diabetes (the most common form) is not an auto-immune disorder, someone with graves; is not at increased risk for it. ...Read more

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If I have grave's disease am I also more at risk of getting diabetes?

If I have grave's disease am I also more at risk of getting diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes type 1 is a glandular autoimmune disorder( you make antibodies against your glans) like graves disease . When you have one you are more at risk to get a second one. ...Read more

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Wwhy there is amenorrhea with grave's disease?

Wwhy there is amenorrhea with grave's disease?

Occurs w/hyperthyroi: Any form of hyperthyroidism can lead to decreased or even absent menses. Conversely, underactive or hypothyroidism can lead to heavy and frequent menses. ...Read more

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What to do about graves disease?

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

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Best way to treat graves disease?

Best way to treat graves disease?

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