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What Happens If You Dont Treat Graves Disease
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
Various ways: In your age group, the most common recommendation would be to take antithyroid drugs (methimazole) to control the hyperthyroidism. After 6 months, one could see if you have gone into remission so that you could discontinue the med. If if hasn't gone away by up to 2 yrs of treatment, we would recommend radioiodine treatment or surgery to ablate the thyroid. ...Read more
Standard therapy.: I have nothing against naturopathic medicine, but not for graves' dz. It should be evaluated by an endocrinologist, and then there are several standard, proven treatment methods that should be tried. Untreated graves' dz is bad for you, your heart and your bones especially, and it can make you feel tired and anxious. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with graves disease in april after i had the flu &started on methamizole 5 mg i'm curious about graves & other ways to treat it?
Why did my endocrinologist decrease Methimazole from 10mg to 5mg once daily to treat my mild Graves Disease?
Ask endo: Ask your endocrinologist. I assume that the doctor felt your lab results suggested that the dose could be reduced. ...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
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