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Thyroid Storm (cont.)

Thyroid Storm Symptoms

  • Rapid heart beats (palpitations)
  • Greatly increased body temperature
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Disorientation
  • Increased sweating
  • Weakness
  • Heart failure
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014

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