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Is There A Difference Between Thyroid Storm And Thyrotoxicosis
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
Is being overmedicated with thyroid hormone called Thyrotoxicosis, or is this a different condition?
Thyroid meds toxic?: 31 F from unknown part of US, of unknown ethnicity, disease history medication background asks: can taking too much thyroid cause Ttoxicosis. ANS: Yes. ...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
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'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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