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My babys mom has graves disease?

My babys mom has graves disease?

Thyrotoxicosis: Toxic goiter manifestations are: exophalmus, tachycardia , goiter , wt. Loss caused by excessive thyroid hormone. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

Grave's disease is a condition where the immune system attacks the normal thyroid cells, causing overproduction of thyroid hormones ...Read more


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My TSH is 5.69, should I be on thyroid meds my doc says no? My mom has graves' disease and over past 3 months i've had bad anxiety/palpataions iam 39

My TSH is 5.69, should I be on thyroid meds my doc says no? My mom has graves' disease and over past 3 months i've had bad anxiety/palpataions  iam 39

Probably YES: A TSH of 5.69 is a strong indicator of hypothryoidism. I advise you also have your free T3 & thyroid antibodies checked. Anxiety is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, but also consider magnesium supplements; low mag. Causes anxiety & palpitations & many who are hypothyroid also have low magnesium. See http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/ & http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 consider seeing a different doc! ...Read more

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My Mom has Graves' disease, acute glaucoma & had 1/2 a lung removed to cancer. She is allergic to beta blockers. What else can she use for glaucoma?

My Mom has Graves' disease, acute glaucoma & had 1/2 a lung removed to cancer. She is allergic to beta blockers. What else can she use for glaucoma?

Glaucoma: There are several medication classes beside beta blocker that can be used to treat glaucoma. Plus depending on the severity and how acute the symptoms your mother suffers from, treatment can vary. It is best to have you mom seen by a local Opthalmologist since untreated glaucoma can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?

My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?

Grave's disease: Symptoms are variable, but hyperthyroidism often causes weight loss despite normal or increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, feeling jittery, fast heart rate, palpitations, and other. If the weight loss was unintentional then you definitely need a thorough medical evaluation. In any case, it might be reasonable to check your thryoid function tests now. See your doctor! ...Read more

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My mom having high blood pressure, high T3 7.44 and T4 26.66 (graves' disease?). How to cure it thoroughly ?Thanks=)

My mom having high blood pressure, high T3 7.44 and T4 26.66 (graves' disease?). How to cure it thoroughly ?Thanks=)

It could be Grave's: Disease or hashimoto's thyroiditis.Ask questions from her pcp or endocrinologist. There are medications that can suppress the function of the thyroid gland. If it's grave's , and meds won't help, the next approach would be surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. God bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/hyperthyroidism-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I think I have graves disease, will my baby too?

I think I have graves disease, will my baby too?

Neonatal Graves: One to 5 percent of neonates born to women with graves' disease have hyperthyroidism due to transplacental transfer of TSH receptor-stimulating antibodies. The incidence is higher in women with high titers of these antibodies. If you have graves disease your obstetrician needs to follow you and the baby carefully for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Who gets graves' disease? Heard babies can have it.

Who gets graves' disease? Heard babies can have it.

Anyone: Although the condition most often occurs in women and in middle-age, it can occur in men, or in people of any age. In infants under the age of 6 months, any thyroid problems may be due to antibodies from the mother rather than their own antibodies, and so may improve without treatment as the maternal antibodies clear. ...Read more

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Can graves disease effect my unborn baby?

Can graves disease effect my unborn baby?

Yes: Possible complications of graves' disease during pregnancy include preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunction, poor fetal growth and preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a maternal condition that results in high blood pressure and elevated protein in urine. ...Read more

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I have graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to conceive ttc?

Evaluation: It is important to make sure all your thyroid tests look normal at the time. Also it is important to screen for diabetes which is another autoimmune disease that women with graves are at risk for. You would want to have a high risk doctor available during pregnancy. ...Read more