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Thyroid Storm (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that is associated with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. During a thyroid storm, an individual's heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature can soar ...Read more


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How long are you in the hospital after a thyroid storm?

How long are you in the hospital after a thyroid storm?

Depends: It really depends on how long it takes a patient to stabilize. Patient age, underlying health issues, and severity of the thyroid storm are all factors. ...Read more

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How far into an uncomplicated pregnancy can you clear a patient to safely run a half marathon? When do complications typically occur during pregnancy?

How far into an uncomplicated pregnancy can you clear a patient to safely run a half marathon? When do complications typically occur during pregnancy?

Exercise in pregnanc: Exercise in pregnancy has been accepted as a positive thing as it makes labor easier and may make it easier to recover your pre pregancy weight. Late in pregnancy, the change in weight alters balance and makes some athletic activities difficult. Regarding running some concern has been raised regarding temperature elevations of the fetus in the first trimester as causing potential problems. ...Read more

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Is there a website that shows everyday how long you can be outdoors at your location before it becomes dangerously cold?

No: It is mostly a function of how you dress and otherwise protect yourself. Common sense and how you feel here. Well protected, there is no limit. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am at risk of a seizure during the operation?

How to tell if I am at risk of a seizure during the operation?

Nominally: I suppose there are certain rare situations which could lead to seizure activity, but it's not something that is of much concern. Ask your surgeon if your specific procedure would cause any concerns for such a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores? .

How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores?

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Time to develop: It is very difficult to answer your question. The answer for a healthy person would be different from a person who is very ill. Being confined to a bed does not mean that you will develop ulcerations. Repositioning, type of mattress, and nutritiona are just some of the other factors that make answering your question difficult. ...Read more

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How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores? .

How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores?

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Cause Pressure Sore: Pressure causes a bed sore. One unknown is how long does it take a pressure ulcer to develop. There are many risk factors including diabetes mellitus, low blood pressure, moisture from incontinence or perspiration, fungal infection, use of medical devices, etc. We simply do not know for an individual patient whether rotating them every five minutes or every two hours will prevent pressure injury. ...Read more

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Can having a thyroid disease make you at high risk, for a high risk pregnancy?

Can having a thyroid disease make you at high risk, for a high risk pregnancy?

It could : Thyroid disease includes conditions with both too much (hyperthyroid) and too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone. These pt. ...Read more

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Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if i wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children i may be at high risk of complications.. True?

Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if i wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children i may be at high risk of complications.. True?

Depends: It really depends on where the fibroid is, as to whether or not it can affect a pregnancy. So long as the fibroid isn't in the center or lining of the uterus, doesn't typically interfere with pregnancy. Sometimes really big fibroids, those > 20cm in diameter, can make pregnancy painful, but rarely cause complications. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of gestational diabetes is difficult (even though it should be easy). It is possible, based on a 3 hour glucose test to test positive on monday and, if repeated, test negative on friday. If you consistently run high glucose levels then you need to modify your diet and sometimes be on medication. Diet can often reverse the high sugars but you need to still check glucose levels. ...Read more

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After having a miscarriage or an abortion, how long does your body remain fertile with the high risk of getting pregnant?

After having a miscarriage or an abortion, how long does your body remain fertile with the high risk of getting pregnant?

If you aren't ready: to be pregnant - would use protection right away when sexually active. It is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete & you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more

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When you first look at a congenital nevus can you tell how much of a cancer risk it is?

When you first look at a congenital nevus can you tell how much of a cancer risk it is?

Sometimes: There is a ton of variability within skin lesions. Some very bland lesions can have cancer, and others that look very ugly can be free of cancer. Fortunately, the "abcd" of skin lesions is useful to decide which need a biopsy. Asymmetry, irregular borders, dark or irregular color, or a diameter greater than 6 mm are higher risk features. Finally, if a nevus is changing that should prompt biopsy. ...Read more

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How much of health hazard to daily shower at a gym that is rarely cleaned? Even if you were wearing sandals? In terms of diseases you can pick up?

How much of health hazard to daily shower at a gym that is rarely cleaned? Even if you were wearing sandals? In terms of diseases you can pick up?

Rare hazards: We worry about fungal infections of the foot when showering barefoot at public showers and walking barefoot through a locker room. Staph. Infections would be a concern if sharing towels, razors, other equipment. Your risk should be very low if wearing shower shoes and only using your own equipment/toiletries. ...Read more

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Had a lexiscan cardiolyte stress at 10 am. How long will the heart vessels be dilated? When does the Med get out of the system? Still risk 4 hr later

Had a lexiscan cardiolyte stress at 10 am.  How long will the heart vessels be dilated? When does the Med get out of the system? Still risk 4 hr later

Regadenosan: Lexiscan side effects are usually gone in about half an hour. By 4hrs. it is mostly gone though some drug may still be around up to ten hrs. Vessel dilation is much more transient lasting only a few minutes. ...Read more

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Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Not necessarily: It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a thyroid problem, but being cold is frequently a symptom of hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Estimates are that 2.5% of all women have some form of hypothyroidism. This can affect mother and baby, and is not something to be ignored or minimized. I always counsel a complete thyroid panel - with tsh, free t4, free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and rev t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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What is best, checking BP while at rest or immediately after you exercised to have an idea of how high it can reach?

What is best, checking BP while at rest or immediately after you exercised to have an idea of how high it can reach?

Depends: To determine whether your BP is normal or elevated, it should be checked while you are at rest. That are certain medical conditions in which the peak BP response to exercise can be useful, but this would be determined by your physician. ...Read more

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Why is it not possible for you to have a heart attack at a young age? Aren't the risks just as high if you were between 10-30 years old and obese?

Why is it not possible for you to have a heart attack at a young age? Aren't the risks just as high if you were between 10-30 years old and obese?

It is possible: Its possible to have a heart attack, when young but the risks are lower. Heart attacks occur when a blood clot forms over an area of the heart artery that is damaged by atherosclerotic plaque formation. A buildup of fat, inflammatory cells etc in an artery wall. This takes time ( years) to occur. There are many risk factors that promote this damage, obsesity, diabetes, smoking. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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How long are you in the hospital after a thyroid storm?

Depends: It really depends on how long it takes a patient to stabilize. Patient age, underlying health issues, and severity of the thyroid storm are all factors. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy while having undiagnosed severe Grave's disease. Was I at risk for a thyroid storm?

I had a colonoscopy while having undiagnosed severe Grave's disease.  Was I at risk for a thyroid storm?

After the fact: As long as you went through the colonoscopy without any trouble, you don't need to worry about all the "could-have-been" scenarios. There are always risks to procedures. Next time you need a colonoscopy, your Graves' disease will be well-treated, and the doctor will know your medical history and be prepared to treat any complications. So, no need to worry about things that didn't happen. ...Read more

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How long does it take after not taking medicine for hyperthyroidism for thyroid storm to occur?

How long does it take after not taking medicine for hyperthyroidism for thyroid storm to occur?

It depends: It may never happen, or happen in a day. Noncompliance will ruin your health — hyperthyroidism is awful even before the storm, not the least because people will take it for mental illness. ...Read more

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What is thyroid storm?

What is thyroid storm?

Thyroid storm: Hyperthyroidism of an extreme nature. Hyperthermia, cardiac instability, shock. Due to uncontrolled graves disease. ...Read more

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What's a thyroid storm?

What's a thyroid storm?

Too much hormone: Uncontrolled release of thyroid hormone may lead to thyroid storm. The thyroid is the major regulating hoprmone in the body. Too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) leads to increased pulse and bp, restlessness, nervousness, and weight loss. Thyroid storm is the extreme of this condition which can lead to cardiovascular collapse and even death. Full blown thyroid storm is relaticvely uncommon now. ...Read more

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What is a thyroid storm?

What is a thyroid storm?

Thyroid: Thyroid storm is a rare condition when the body cannot compensate for extremely high thyroid hormone levels. This condition is associated with high fever, diarrhea, dehydration and hypotension. When it occurs there is a 50% risk of death.T ...Read more

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How can you know if you have thyroid storm?

How can you know if you have thyroid storm?

Extreme Hyperthyroid: It is unusual these days, but patients in thyroid storm need to be hospitalized. They may have high fever, rapid and irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, maybe heart failure, chest pain, sweating and anxiety, possibly delirium. These patients are very sick. ...Read more

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Will propranolol mask the signs of thyroid storm? P

Propranolol hyperthy: Propranolol is a beta blocker a number of symptoms in thyroid storm are due to dare ethic excess like increased heart rate those can be blocked by beta blockers hyper metabolic status is not corrected so your question is correct answer is it can be masked but neither corrected or blocked we do use Propranolol as one of the drugs to treat ot. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some effects, but nothing involving the thyroid, and certainly not something as severe as thyroid storm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go into a thyroid storm without a fever?

Is it possible to go into a thyroid storm without a fever?

Atypical : Thyroid storm almost always includes fever. There have been some case reports where fever didn't present, but those patients may have had separate health problems which prevented them from developing the fever associated with thyroid storm. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between thyroid storm and thyrotoxicosis?

Is there a difference between thyroid storm and thyrotoxicosis?

Yes: Thyroid storm is really an extreme of thyrotoxicosis. It is life-threatening and can cause high fever in addition to the other symptoms seen in thyrotoxicosis. ...Read more

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I'm scared that if I do not get treatment i will end up getting thyroid storm. Please can someone help me and tell me what I should do.

See endocrinologist: I assume that you have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. You wrote down thyroiditis as a condition. If you have "subacute thyroiditis", this is a self limited inflammation of the thyroid that will eventually resolve. Although thyroid levels can temporarily be high and give you symptoms, it would be extremely unlikely to cause thyroid storm. You should followup with your doctor or endo. ...Read more

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What's the difference between thyroid storm and hyperthyroid?

What's the difference between thyroid storm and hyperthyroid?

Former an emergency!: Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever. It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection. ...Read more

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Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Only if you severely overdose on your thyroid replacement pills can this happen but then you will be hyperthyroid and not hypothyroid anymore. ...Read more

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I am worried my sister has thyroid storm ? Could hyperthyroidism devolop into thyroid storm ?

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I am worried my sister has thyroid storm ? Could hyperthyroidism devolop into thyroid storm ?

Yes: Yes, if the hyperthyroidism is so severe and untreated it can develop into thyroid storm. Usually it is precipitated by something acute like infection, surgery, iodine use, parturition etc. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease but have had an episode of thyroid storm. How can this happen?

I have hashimoto's disease but have had an episode of thyroid storm. How can this happen?

Hashimotos: This is unusual. There is a condition called hashitoxicosis that is associated with hyperthyroidism. You may actually have graves disease. The tsi antibodies will confirm this. ...Read more

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Hi, i just want ask, i got thyroid storm bfore, &my heart got enlarged a bit, but i'm now ok, just want ask if my heart is already fine?Coz smtimes i feel

Echocardiogram: You should undergo a simple, non-invasive test: an echocardiogram to have your question answered. Most likely you've already had one and now would be a good time to repeat it and compare it to see if you're all better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high in iodine), could this induce a thyroid storm or a state that requires critical care?

What to do if I have high in iodine), could this induce a thyroid storm or a state that requires critical care?

Probably not: It is unlikely that this will affect your thyroid function. Iodine is used by your thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone. In some circumstances, people have overly active thyroid glands. The amount of hormone they produce will be limited when they use up their iodine. If they suddenly get a lot of iodine, their gland will have a fresh supply and may suddently produce a lot of hormone. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more