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How Long Are You At Risk During 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I abruptly discontinued stelazine 1.5 mg (typical antipsychotic) w/Dr permission, can that contribute to developing a thyroid storm shortly after?
Thyroid storm: Extremely unlikely. That said, if you are worried, a visit to a Psychologist would be very helpful for you. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
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