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What Happens If Graves Disease Is Left Untreated
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies directed against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid causing it to be stimulated into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That can lead to symptoms such as excess sweating, rapid heart rate, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. In some cases prominence of the eyes can occur and be associated with blurry vision or diplopia. Anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine ...Read more
I have a painful lump on my left cheek bone. I have chronic medical issues with my thyroid (which was radiated because od graves disease) recently i was put on prescription vit d because a blood tests showed my vit d (at a 12). Over the last year i jave b
Saw a specialist about my graves' disease and my T4 went from 49 to 48.3 in four months and he refuses to do surgery, what option do I have left?
I have Graves disease and hyperthyroidosm. I'm 9 weeks pregnant. It's still untreated and has been over a year. Is my baby gonna have brain problems?
Why untreated?: Do you not have a physician looking after you for your pregnancy? Why is your condition not treated at this time? Untreated Graves disease can affect the pregnancy but it really depends on a lot of factors and the severity of the problem. It is also as possible that your baby will be fine. However, the bottom line is you should get on to proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: In some cases, the hyperthyroidism will get progressively worse and cause severe damage to the heart and other organs, and can even be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. More common are subtle effects on the brain causing irritability, poor concentration, poor judgment, and poor impulse control leading to trouble at work, and in getting along with others, including spouses and family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid: You will eventually end up with low thyroid status and will require life-long thyroid replacement which is really not a big deal. If you already have bulging eyeballs from the disease, this may be partly corrected by cosmetic surgery. Do note that you are at a somewhat higher risk in developing another autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Depends: The CHF may be secondary to hyperthyrodism and may improve with thyroid treatment. If you have CHF and develop graves disease it can certainly make it worse. ...Read more
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