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Doctor insights on: How Long Are You At Risk During A Thyroid Storm

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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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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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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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