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What is a thyroid storm?

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A complication occurring after thyroidectomy, or before or during other surgical procedures where even mild hyperthyroidism is present. It is characterized by tachycardia, a high temperature, nervousness, and occasionally delirium.

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Can you die from thyroid storm?

If you have a thyroid storm, there is a 90% chance you can die.


By what measure is thyroid storm a fatal disorder?

Mortality from thyroid storm, an uncommon complication of thyroidectomy, is in the range of 20-30%.


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A thyroid storm usually results when hyperthyroidism is present, and infection or stress causes these symptoms to worsen. A thyroid storm can cause high blood pressure, delirium, fever, and in extremely rare cases heart failure. Talk with your endocrinologist and OB/GYN about concerns regarding a thyroid storm, and ask them about their recommendations for treating the thyroid condition postpartum.


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A thyroid storm usually results when hyperthyroidism is present, and infection or stress causes these symptoms to worsen. A thyroid storm can cause high blood pressure, delirium, fever, and in extremely rare cases heart failure. Talk with your endocrinologist and OB/GYN about concerns regarding a thyroid storm, and ask them about their recommendations for treating the thyroid condition postpartum.


Medical crisis caused by release of increased amount of thyroid hormone into the bloodstream?

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What is the medical term meaning thyroid storm?

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How to treat a thyroid storm?

A thyroid storm usually results when hyperthyroidism is present, and infection or stress causes these symptoms to worsen. A thyroid storm can cause high blood pressure, delirium, fever, and in extremely rare cases heart failure. The best thing to do is to consult your physician right away so that they can determine the best course of action to treat this condition.


What is a a relatively rare life threatening condition caused by exaggerated hyperthyroidism?

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Untreated, yes. If left untreated the patient may go into "thyroid storm" which is a condition of dangerously high metabolic rate. Symptoms include dizziness, confusion, extremely fast heartbeat, sweating, diarrhea... if not treated immediately thyroid storm causes heart failure. If you're being treated there is almost nothing to worry about. However, you do need to be aware that getting RAI treatment, as well as stopping anti-thyroid medication too quickly, can trigger thyroid storm.


What causes a 32-year-old man to have shakes and bad night sweats at least twice a week?

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What is a life threatening exacerbation of all symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

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