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Overview

Thyroid storm is a life-threatening health condition that is associated with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. During thyroid storm, an individual's heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature can soar to dangerously high lev[read article]

Tests for Thyroid Storm

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The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, which is located in the lower-front part of your neck. Your doctor can feel your thyroid by pressing his or h...  More
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A TSH test is used to measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. It will help your doctor determine if you need medication to treat hype...  More
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Your thyroid is a gland located at the base of your neck. It produces hormones that are involved in controlling your metabolism. The hormones released by your thyro...  More
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While training for the Olympic games, track star Gail Devers began to suffer from a number of mysterious symptoms: weight loss, dry skin and fatigue. She lived...  More
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Your thyroid produces a hormone, thyroxine , which is known as T4. This hormone plays a role in several of your body's functions, including growth and metaboli...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Your thyroid gland is situated in the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid creates proteins and controls how your body uses energy and your body'...  More
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A radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) is one of two kinds of scans used to diagnose thyroid diseases. The other is called a thyroid scan. An RAIU shows how well your t...  More
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Medical Procedures for Thyroid Storm

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Intravenous Fluid Replacement
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Assisted Breathing
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Prescribed Medications for Thyroid Storm

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POTASSIUM IODIDE, KI (puh TAS ee uhm AHY uh dahyd) is used to treat certain thyroid conditions. It is also used to prevent thyroid damage after a nuclear radiation ...  More
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PROPRANOLOL (proe PRAN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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PROPYLTHIOURACIL (PTU) (proe pill thye oh YOOR a sill) lowers the amount of thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland. It treats hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid ...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Thyroid Storm What's this?

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Iodine is an element (atomic number 53) that is required by humans for the synthesis of thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine/T3 and thyroxine/T4). Chronic iodine defi...  More
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