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What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

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

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What happens if anaemia is not treated?

What happens if anaemia is not treated?

Fatigue, tired: Initially the symptoms are feeling tired, doing regular chores drains one; dizziness on standing; the distance of walking decreases and shortness of breath can occur; in advanced stages (meaning much lower hemoglobin levels) especially in patients with atherosclerosis of blood vessels (plaques) there is risk of heart strain or decrease in blood supply to vital organs which include brain, kidney. ...Read more

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What happens if depression is not treated?

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What happens if depression is not treated?

Untreated Dep.: It becomes chronic & can lead to fatalities from suicide, and to resistance to treatment. ...Read more

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What might happen if cancer is not treated?

What might happen if cancer is not treated?

It grows, spreads: And usually kills. Cancer by definition is a progressive illness and cancer cells continue to divide, invade surrounding tissue and spread to distant organs, cause cachexia and lead to death. ...Read more

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What happens if graves' disease is not treated?

What happens if graves' disease is not treated?

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 more

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What happens if whiplash is not treated?

What happens if whiplash is not treated?

Chronic neck pain: Acceleration/deceleration injuries, such as seen in mvas, frequently cause inflammation to the cervical facet joints (joints of neck), which is the classic "whiplash" phenomenon. Conservative care as previous mentioned should work for most, but when the pain persists, facet joint injections are extremely helpful as well as ligamentous trigger point injections into the areas of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What happens if the dr. tells you you have liver cancer, is it certain?

What happens if the dr. tells you you have liver cancer, is it certain?

Ask why: There are rogue doctors but generally it's reliable. A radiologist can make the call, sometimes with confidence. Your physician may or may not have to get tissue to confirm that it's cancer and if so, what kind. Ask to know how the call was made & see the documentation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your thyroid is .1?

What does it mean if your thyroid is .1?

probably normal: If you are referring to a TSH level being 0.1, that would be normal. ...Read more

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What would happen if graves' disease is not treated?

What would happen if graves' disease is not treated?

Lots of side effects: This needs treated - it can cause issues with wt. Loss, tremors, heart disease, high blood pressure and vision problems to name a few. ...Read more

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If spondilitis is not treated properly, what can happen?

If spondilitis is not treated properly, what can happen?

A fracture.: If your referring to spondylolysis, if not treated properly, can lead to slippage of the vertebra, which can have many implications. ...Read more

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What is the worse that can happen if your iron is low ?

What is the worse that can happen if your iron is low ?

Fatigue and worse...: Hair loss, fatigue, and a swollen tongue can all be symptoms of low iron levels. While this would be unusual most people just get real tired from subsequent low blood counts. You should see your doctor and get tested if you have any of these symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/iron-deficiency-anemia-topic-overview ...Read more

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What can happen to you if depression is not treated?

What can happen to you if depression is not treated?

It depends: It depends what you mean by Depression. Depression is a symptom and a description of one's mood. There are Depressive Disorders, like Major Depressive Disorder and there are others as well. A person with. Major Depression may have a decline in functioning at home or at work, a change in their weight and in severe cases, may even become suicidal. An evaluation is first, then a treatment plan. ...Read more

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If the thyroid is not under control, does that mean you have an overactive thyroid?

If the thyroid is not under control, does that mean you have an overactive thyroid?

Hyper- or hypo-: It could be underactive or overactive. There are specific tests that help determine that. Contact your provider if you have concern about your thyroid and he/she will order blood work as indicated. ...Read more

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How do you test for metabolic alkalosis? If this is confirmed how is it treated?

Treat the cause: The most certain way to test for alkalosis (or acidosis) is with an arterial blood gas test. If the arterial ph is abnormally high, there is alkalosis. M. A. Typically shows an elevated serum co2 level, because of increased bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). The treatment depends on the cause of m.A. Repeated vomiting causes m.A. Because of loss of hcl (acid) from the stomach. You treat the cause of vomiting. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ESR is 75 to 80 it is problem?

What do you suggest if my ESR is 75 to 80 it is problem?

Not by itself: Sed rate is helpful when, and only when, the person seems sick and we need one more maybe-helpful clue in deciding if this is really systemic inflammatory illness. It is neither sensitive nor specific, but useful in a few uncommon situations. Relax. ...Read more

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What happens when you get a goiter? Does it go away completely if treated for hormone problems?

What happens when you get a goiter?  Does it go away completely if treated for hormone problems?

Depends: Depends on type of goiter, thyroid function and treatment. A treatment that frequently (but not always) causes significant shrinkage is radioactive iodine for an over active thyroid. ...Read more

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