Thyroid storm

What is Thyroid storm?

Thyroid storm or thyrotoxic crisis is a rare but severe and potentially life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland). It is characterized by a high fever (often above 40°C/104°F), fast and often irregular heart beat, vomiting, diarrhea and agitation. Heart failure may occur, and myocardial infarction is encountered. Death may occur despite treatment.

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Could I b e having a thyroid storm ... I think that s what I've heard it called on the thyroid blogs. Had thyroid removed about a month ago and...

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A thyroid storm is caused mainly due to inadequate preparation of a patient prior to surgery, or if the patient...

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Hello my sister, 51 years old had a thyroid storm 12-3-13 she did pull through, but still having problems with levels of medicine to allow surgery...

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dear user, hi! flexeril is a muscle relaxant with no relation to thyroid status. so if she is having muscle pains and is not comfortable without it...

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hi. I was suppose to go for sinus surgery today but it was canceled yesterday due to high t4. i also have an overactive thyroid. The hospital told...

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Yeah if you have a overactive thyroid, it could worsen during surgery. You might end up getting a thyroid storm, which is a massive increase in...

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