Graves' Disease Causes Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that leads to a generalized overactivity of the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism and is named after an Irish Physician, Robert J. Graves MD, circa 1830s. He first described this form of hyperthyroidism. It is 7-8 times more common in women than men. Graves' disease occurs when your own … [Read more...] about What is Graves’ Disease and How is it Treated?
Thyroid Eye Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease
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?
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