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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%.


Is it common to get a thyroid storm postpartum with hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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.


Can Hashimoto's hypothyroid cause a thyroid storm after pregnancy?

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.


Also known as a thyroid storm?

thyrotoxicosis


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

thyroid storm


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 the medical term meaning thyroid storm?

thyrotoxic crisisthyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism


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

thyroid storm


Can you die from graves disease?

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?

Have your thyroid function tested. You may be having a problem with "Thyroid Storm".


What is a use for iodine in medicine?

Iodine can de used in several ways. First as a disinfectant before a medical procedure such as surgery of getting stiches. It can be used for a vitimin supplement in individuals with iodine deficeincy (very rare in the USA). It can also be used to destroy the thyroid in cases of thyroid cancer. Since the thyroid is the primary user and absorber of iodine in the body, radioactive iodine in injected into the body and the thyroid absorbs it destroying the cancer as well as the thyroid. In addition, iodine can be used in patients in thyroid storm. By giving iodine to patients in storm, it induces a blockege of T3 and T4 release which is known as the Wolff Chaikof effect.


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

A life threatening exacerbation of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism is called a Thyroid Storm.


What are the chances of having thyroid storm after having untreated Grave's disease for 33 years?

I just had one at the 45 year mark..


What is the meaning for en-thyroid?

en thyroid means- made up of thyroid....or "in thyroid"


Are thyroid glands the same thing as thyroid hormones?

No, the thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is the product of the thyroid gland.


Why is your thyroid enlarged?

Sometimes the thyroid can become enlarged due to a goiter, a thyroid nodule, or a thyroid adenoma. A goiter is inflammation of the thyroid gland. A thyroid nodule is a lump in or on the thyroid gland. And when there's an overgrowth of normal thyroid tissues, this is commonly referred to as a thyroid adenoma.


What are thyroid nodules?

A thyroid nodule is a lump in or on the thyroid gland.


What is thyroid parenchyma?

Thyroid parenchyma is the normal bulk of the thyroid.


Can you get cancer in the thyroid?

What is thyroid responsible for Yes you can get cancer in the thyroid.


What is the thyroid on the brain called?

The thyroid is in the neck. There is no thyroid on the brain.


What are the symptoms of thyroid storm?

fever, weakness and wasting of the muscles, enlargement of the liver, restlessness, mood swings, change in mental status, and in some cases, coma.


What is the medical term meaning thyroid tumor?

Thyroid carcinoma is a general term for cancerous thyroid tumors. Thyroid nodule is a general term for a tumor of the thyroid. Goiter is generalized enlargement of the thyroid.


Responsible for production of thyroid hormones?

The thyroid produces thyroid hormones.


What are the effects of thyroid stimulating hormone on the thyroid gland?

Thyroid stimulating hormone helps to stabilize the thyroid gland.