Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism

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Overview of Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism

Graves' Disease. Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism, occurring when your immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland and causes it to overproduce the hormone thyroxine. Mayo Clinic.

Symptoms of Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism

Symptoms of Graves' Disease. Graves' disease symptoms may include anxiety, irritability, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, a fine tremor of your hands or fingers, an increase in prespiration, sensitivity to heat, weight loss, despite normal food intake, brittle hair, enlargement of your thyroid gland (goiter), change in mentraul cycles, or frequent bowel movements. Mayo Clinic.

Risks and Symptoms of Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism. The risk factors for development of hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease include personal or family history of thyroid or autoimmune disease, recent pregnancy, and exposure to iodine, among other factors. VeryWell.

Causes of Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism

Familial risks for hospitalized Graves' disease and goiter. To our knowledge this is a first population-based family study on these thyroid diseases. The observed high familial aggregation for defined thyroid diseases cannot be explained by the known genetic basis, calling for further studies into genetic and environmental etiology (cause) of thyroid diseases. Hemminki K. (PubMed) Eur J Endocrinol. 2009 Aug 6.

Diagnosis of Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism

Diagnosis of Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism. Your doctor may suspect that you have Graves' disease simply based on your medical and family history, combined with your symptoms. The next step involves testing your thyroid to discover if it functions as it should, or if you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. EndocrineWeb.

Treatment and Management of Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism

Video-assisted thyroidectomy: lessons learned after more than one decade. In selected patients, video-assisted thyroidectomy can be considered a safe and validated procedure offering significant advantages over conventional surgery, with no additional morbidity. Aim of this study was to evaluate the results obtained in a series of patients selected for video-assisted thyroidectomy over a 10-years period. Lombardi CP. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2009 Dec;29(6):317-20. (PubMed).

Graves' Disease and other Conditions

Thyroid disorders and pregnancy. Hyperthyroidism in the fetus and the neonate can be induced by thyroid stimulating antibodies capable of passing the placenta. PubMed, Internist (Berl), 2010 Mar 26.

Thyroid Education and Support

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