I was injected several months ago and have now been diagnosed with Graves disease. Could the injections have caused this condition?
Is It Possible That Radiesse Might Cause Hyperthyroidism?
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Radiesse and the thyroid
I strongly believe that having Radiesse and then subsequently being diagnosed with Graves is just an unfortunate and completely independent occurrence. Radiesse is comprised of a quite inert calcium hydroxylapatite substance and has no effect outside of the immediate area where it is injected. It should no effect on the amount of thyroid hormone secreted or the function of the thyroid itself.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Radiesse and Graves Disease
Graves Disease is an autoimmune disorder which is unrelated to your Radiesse injection. There are no reports in the literature and logically the 2 events are not related. The product is injected locally and does not migrate into the bloodstream or to the thyroid gland. Graves Disease is serious so please get followed closely by a primary care physicain.
Radiesse as a filler is probably not the cause of your hyperthyroidism
There is no cause and effect I can think of, nor report I remember reading, that can link the injeciton of calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) and developing Thyroid disease, specifically, hyperthyroidism.
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No effect on thyroid gland
No, Radiesse should have no effect on the thyroid gland or lead to any autoimmune condition. I am not aware of any reports of Radiesse leading to Graves Disease. I hope everything goes well with your treatment.
Sanshe, It is unlikely that these two events can be related in any way other than timing. There is no reason why something like this would cause graves disease but this disease is not uncommon so seems to be a coincidence.
Radiesse should not effect thyroid
No, I wouldn't think Radiesse would affect the thyroid gland and have any influence on the amount of thyroid hormone in the bloodstream.
Radiesse Does Not Effect the Thyroid Gland
Radiesse is comprised of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Radiesse is the same mineral component found in our bones and teeth. The gel carrier causes immediate correction and is gradually absorbed. The calcium particles act as a scaffold for new collagen formation around the microspheres. Radiesse is not a filler but a stimulator of your own collagen which then acts to volumize tissue in a gradual, progressive, and predictable manner. Therefore there is no reason to suspect it would have any effect on the thyroid gland.
Radiesse and Graves' disease
Radiesse is an inert chemical(Calcium Hydroxyapatite). It cannot possibly cause an autoimmune condition such as Graves' Disease.
Your attempt to find a connection between the Radiesse and Graves' Disease is not unusual.
It is a common mistake in human reasoning. So common, in fact, that it has a technical name:" Post hoc ergo propter hoc" ( after this, therefore because of this).
Please be sure to folow up with a good Internist or Endocrinologist for the treatment of your Graves' disease.