Hyperthyroidism Doctor to Patient
Thyroid Storm: An Emergency of the Thyroid
There are really not many emergencies that we need to worry about regarding the thyroid gland - but thyroid storm is one of the rare exceptions.
Thyroid storm is a crisis or life-threatening condition characterized by an exaggeration of the usual physiologic response seen in hyperthyroidism. Whereas hyperthyroidism can cause symptoms such as sweating, feeling hot, palpitationsand weight loss - symptoms of thyroid storm are more severe, resulting in complications such as:
- rapid heart rate
- irregular heart beat
- heart failure