What Are the Parathyroid Glands? Peppered throughout the human body are small organs known as glands. These organs have a complex and important job without which we couldn’t survive. They produce hormones that keep the body functioning properly. Among the most critical are the endocrine glands. These include the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones regulating growth, pain … [Read more...] about What Are the Parathyroid Glands?
Thyroid Eye Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease
What is Graves Disease? Anyone with immune malfunction is already aware of the fact that they are likely to develop a few conditions rather than just the one that led to their initial diagnosis, and particularly if they have autoimmune issues. As an example, the patient diagnosed with hyperthyroidism may learn that they also have the condition known as Graves' disease. The … [Read more...] about What is Graves Disease?
Former first lady Barbara Bush and actor Marty Feldman, who played "Igor" in the film "Young Frankenstein," have symptoms associated with thyroid eye disease. Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck producing hormones that regulate the rate at which many body systems function as well as their rate of growth. An autoimmune disorder known as Graves' disease mistakenly … [Read more...] about Thyroid disorder triggers trouble for the eyes
Graves disease, named after Robert J. Graves, MD, is an autoimmune condition which affects the thyroid gland. Graves is one of the most common forms of thyroid dysfunction. While it is a serious condition and can lead to death if untreated, when properly cared for Graves is rarely fatal and straightforward to treat. The thyroid gland produces hormones which control metabolism. … [Read more...] about Understanding Graves Disease
What is Graves Disease? Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder, which affects the thyroid gland causing it to become overactive. In Graves disease, the body creates antibodies against the receptor on the thyroid gland, the antibodies then act like a normal hormone in the body (the thyroid stimulating hormone) and excite the thyroid gland. As a result of this heightened s … [Read more...] about Graves Disease Signs and Symptoms