Thyroid Storm risks
Thyroid Storm

  • The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces excessive amounts.
  • Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to hyperthyroidism and causes thyroid swelling.
  • Preeclampsia is a condition in which a pregnant women has high blood pressure and protein in her urine after the 20th week of pregnancy. Abnormal swelling of the face and hands can be a sign of preeclampsia.
  • The thyroid is a small gland shaped a like a butterfly. It's located in the lower front part of the neck, just below the voice box.
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