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What happens if graves' disease is not treated?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
In brief: Ubtreated Graves
Untreated graves can lead to a bulgy appearance, drooping eyelid, blurred vision, blindness, extreme pain or sometimes rarely nothing.
It is not a linear progression and sometimes can jump from red eyes to blindness without any middle ground.

In brief: Ubtreated Graves
Untreated graves can lead to a bulgy appearance, drooping eyelid, blurred vision, blindness, extreme pain or sometimes rarely nothing.
It is not a linear progression and sometimes can jump from red eyes to blindness without any middle ground.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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