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How can one have hyperthyroid (graves disease) if it doesn't run in the family genes? What can possible cause it?

How can one have hyperthyroid (graves disease) if it doesn't run in the family genes? What can possible cause it?

It is autoimmune: Graves disease is thought to occur due to a combination of factors. It is not well establlished, but the hypothesis are that some people have some genes which prime for autoimmune diseases, then something in the environment triggers the immune system to recognize the thyroid as foreigner. The immune system makes proteins that bind the TSH receptor, increasing the production of thyroid hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

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Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Yes: See endocrinologist ASAP There are lots of complications if left untreated ...Read more

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What can be used to cure hyperthyroidism?

RAI treatment: Thyroid medicines and treatment and rai treatment see an endocrinologist for further recomendations. ...Read more

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What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid Storm: Thyroid Storm It is rare condition which can occur with infection or trauma.Also sometimes in pregnancy with poor control or undiagnosed Hyperthyroidism and can start with childbirth or sugery It is life threatening condition.Signs and symptoms include rapid heart beat,high fever,jaundice,vomiting&diarrhea and dehydration.High fever and agitation This is life threatening needs immidiate treatment ...Read more

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I am suffering from hyperthyroidism. Help?

Get help: Hyperthyroidism can be terrible. If you are having symptoms of sweats, palpitations, fast heart rate, tremors, or diarrhea, you are indeed suffering. The first step is to see a good internist or endocrinologist. They can help assess how serious your hyperthyroidism is by checking your blood hormone levels. Then they can tell you about medical, treatment, radiation and surgical treatments. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more