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
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 … [Read more...] about Graves Disease Signs and Symptoms
Types of Thyroid Diseases Find out more about the thyroid gland and the different types of thyroid diseases. The thyroid gland is quite small, but it is also very important. It resembles the shape of a butterfly, and it weighs less than 30 grams. However, the thyroid gland is responsible for producing the hormones that control the body’s metabolism. If the thyroid gland … [Read more...] about The Different Types of Thyroid Diseases
Hypothyroidism symptoms Hypothyroidism symptoms are fairly common. Depending upon how severe your particular condition is, the symptoms of hypothyroidism that you suffer will vary. As a general rule of thumb, for most patients, the hypothyroidism symptoms tend to develop slowly over a number of years. Often times, certain symptoms of hypothyroidism are attributed to aging, … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism Symptoms
Fatigue from Hyperthyroid Disease One of the most difficult symptoms of hyperthyroid disease is the fatigue and weakness that it causes. Many people are surprised to learn that fatigue is aggravated by this form of thyroid disease. The association with an over active thyroid sounds like it would make you more energetic. The reverse is actually true. Your body is burning so … [Read more...] about Dealing with the Fatigue Resulting from Hyperthyroid Disease
An Overactive Thyroid: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Women are considered to be more at risk for developing an overactive thyroid than men. In fact, women develop the symptoms of an overactive thyroid ten times more frequently than men. The reason for the link between female anatomy and overactive thyroid disorder is largely a mystery, but women are encouraged to pay careful … [Read more...] about Overactive Thyroid: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment