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Just found out my husband has graves disease.............and is in the army.....

He was recently admitted into the hospital due to low potassium caused by his graves disease so they say......right now he is worried about getting kicked out, its still in the air ........does anyone know what will happen to his career?

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n_o71605

Asked by n_o71605 at 3:36 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • Graves' disease is controllable. Here's what I found:

    Treatment

    The purpose of treatment is to control the overactivity of the thyroid gland. Beta-blockers such as propranolol are often used to treat symptoms of rapid heart rate, sweating, and anxiety until the hyperthyroidism is controlled. Hyperthyroidism is treated with:

    * Antithyroid medications
    * Radioactive iodine
    * Surgery

    If you have radiation and surgery, you will need to take replacement thyroid hormones for the rest of your life, because these treatments destroy or remove the gland.


    And I found this too...says that it DOES NOT REQUIRE DISCHARGE. http://www.whale.to/a/graves.html
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

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