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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

An immune-system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland in the throat (the thyroid) and the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactivity ...Read more


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Can graves disease be hereditary?

Can graves disease be hereditary?

Heredity and Graves: Graves' disease ruins in some families but can also present spontaneously. In the south, I have noticed is in many African American families. ...Read more

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Does anyone with graves disease automatically develops thyroid eye disease?

Does anyone with graves disease automatically develops thyroid eye disease?

No: It can happen, but is relatively uncommon -- less than 1/3 of the time. If you're successfully treated, the chances of developing graves' eye disease generally decline the longer you remain normal after treatment. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Not at all: In CD your body makes antibodies that attack the gut tissue. These antibodies do attack the thyroid & do not cause goiter. The fact that you have CD makes you more prone to quirks in your immune system such as an immune attack on your thyroid gland. People should never self label as CD, but have the tests done and medical follow up because of the added risk of other autoimmune diseases or cancer. ...Read more

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Is grave's disease reversible?

Is grave's disease reversible?

Reversible graves: Generally the medical profession holds that graves is not reversible. It does wax and wane. There is some integrative medicine literature to support treating the autoimmune condition with diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact upon Graves and Hashimoto's diseases. ...Read more

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What does untreated cushings disease cause?

What does untreated cushings disease cause?

Cushings Disease: Most people have upper body obesity, a rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and relatively slender arms and legs. Children tend to be obese with slowed growth rates. Skin becomes fragile and thin, bruises easily, and heals poorly. Purple or pink stretch marks may appear the bones are weakened. Women show increased hair growth and menstrural irregularities. High blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if a patient was avoiding medical care, the thyroid condition could, in time, become severe enough to be fatal. ...Read more

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Graves disease can it be deadly?

Rarely It can be: Often graves' disease is not fatal, but it can be so because it has the potential to cause cardiac arrythmias (irregular heart beat) such as atrial fibrillation causing blood clot which can then cause strokes etc, if treated appropriately, you should be ok. Follow doc regularly because u may end up going hypothyroid eventually which also requires treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can kawasaki disease cause death if left untreated?

Can kawasaki disease cause death if left untreated?

Yes: Kawasaki disease can cause heart problems, most notably coronary aneurysms. On occasion a fatal heart attack can be the result. Treatment within 10 days greatly reduces the chances of serious complications. ...Read more

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Is grave's disease hereditary?

Is grave's disease hereditary?

Graves' disease: Because a family history of graves' disease is a known risk factor, there is likely a gene or genes that can make a person more susceptible to the disorder. ...Read more

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How is graves' disease treated now?

I-131 > meds > surg: Many people try the anti-thyroid meds first (ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole), but these only work long-term for a modest number of people. If someone has tried and failed one of those meds, then they become more open-minded to the i-131 (radioactive iodine). I-131 usually works well and has a low side-effect profile. Surgery is an option, but has risks, and almost no one actually chooses it. ...Read more

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Is chronic thyroiditis considered hashimoto disease?

Is chronic thyroiditis considered hashimoto disease?

Maybe: Hashimoto's is a form of chronic thyroiditis, but not all thyroiditis is hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic heart disease an autoimmune disorder?

Is rheumatic heart disease an autoimmune disorder?

Rheumatic disease: In a sense, yes. You get a strep pharyngitis infection that creates millions of antibodies to fight the infection. Some of those antibodies can turn rogue and recognize a component of the heart valves as foreign, leading to an immunologic attack on the heart valves. ...Read more

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Is cushing's disease curable?

Is cushing's disease curable?

Sometimes: Cushing's disease can be cured by pituitary surgery: removing the small benign tumor causing the adrenal to overwork. However pituitary surgery is not 100% effective and some people may need to have the adrenal glands themselves removed. The options for curing cushing's syndrome depend on its cause, as there many potential causes, including cushing's disease. ...Read more

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