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What Happens If You Dont Treat Graves Disease
You are cured!: Lyme disease can be extremely serious but is readily curable provided it is treated within days of contracting it. The longer you wait the harder it is to eradicate. Lyme specialists advise Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 30 days, more than most docs prescribe. It's important to consider common co-infections like babesia & bartonella as well. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html. ...Read more
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more
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
Complicatons: glaucoma, cataracts, nerve condition called peripheral neuropathy, digestion problems called gastroparesis ( paralysis of the gut), heart attack, premature heart disease and stroke. There are ulcer skin conditions such as poorly healing ulcers, kidney disease, and poor circulation to the feet causing numbness. Hypertension and ketoacidosis also occur in diabetics with poor control ...Read more
Potentially: Many issues depending on how severe. These may include: arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation, hypertension, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Other issues could also include weight loss, elevated blood sugar, anxiety, hair loss, shortness of breath and the list goes on. Bottom line get treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms and labs: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism (sweating, palpitations, nervousness, tremor) can be caused by other things, such as anxiety. You should have an enlarged thyroid, but this can be subtle. Elevated blood ft4 and low tsh. A nuclear medicine thyroid scan that shows high uptake mostly clinches the diagnosis. This can be treated medically or surgically, but you should see an endocrinologist for this. ...Read more
See you Doctor: If what is heart disease? Please see your doctor, explain your symptoms, personal, medical and family history, any medications you are taking and your concerns. Your doctor can determine if you have symptoms of heart disease. And, if a primary or family doctor, can refer you to a cardiologist for further investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx Low Thyroid: You need to know the basis for the diagnosis and correlate any of your symptoms with tests. What is your TSH and free T4 level? Rate your level of fatigue on a scale of 0 [no fatigue] to 10 [max fatigue]. Read pages 554-5 from my book endocrine and metabolic tesing manual, 4th ed 2009 r.F. Dons/f. Wians available at crcpress.Com. Get to know an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Most common: Hi. Hashimoto's thyroititis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is an autoimmune disease where the patient's own immune system attacks his/her thyroid. Most patients with Hashimoto's do not have a goiter, although a sizable minority do. Once hypothyroid, Hashimoto's patients will require thyroid hormone replacement for life. Treated properly, it should have no influence on longevity. ...Read more
Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Usually not: Addison's disease is caused by many mechanisms. Outside the United States, infection, in particular tuberculosis is the most common cause, but it would not cause just arthritis. In us, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy (2 types) is probably the most common cause, and in either type, arthritis is not a common problem associated with other endocrine problem such as hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. ...Read more
Very carefully.: See published guidelines ( endocrine society and american thyroid association). Thionamides including Propylthiouracil and Methimazole are used depending on stage of pregnancy, beta blockers added for short term control of symptoms. Surgery in rare cases. Despite this approx 1-5% of infants are born with fetal grave's. ...Read more
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathing problem, what to do.?
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathingproblem, what to do.?
Shortness of Breath: Typically the most common cause of breathing issues with kidney disease is related to fluid accumulation as the kidney is unable to excrete water efficiently. Typically this is seen in patients with more advanced disease or those with heart failure. There are many other reasons such as pneumonia etc. Please see your kidney doctor to work through these possibilities now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wagner's Disease: Wagner's disease is a familial disease of connective tissue in the eye that can cause reduced visual acuity. Wagner's disease was originally described in 1938. This disorder was frequently confused with stickler syndrome, but lacks the systemic features and high incidence of retinal detachments. See an ophthalmologist. This usually requires retinal surgery. ...Read more
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