Graves-Basedow disease is a form of thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder that stimulates the thyroid gland, being the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid). Also known in the English-speaking world simply as Graves' disease, it occurs most frequently in women (8:1 compared to men) of middle age. Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss and rapid heart beat. ...

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Graves' Disease Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of Graves'' disease and hyperthyroidism may include: Anxiety Irritability Difficulty sleeping Fatigue A rapid or irregular heartbeat A fine tremor of your hands or fingers An increa...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Normally, your immune system uses naturally occurring proteins (antibodies) and white blood cells (lymphocytes) to help protect against viruses, bacteria and foreign substances (antigens) that invade ...
Source: MayoClinic

Graves' Disease Treatment

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Treatment
... There''s no treatment to stop your immune system from producing the antibodies that cause Graves'' disease. Treatments to control the signs and symptoms of Graves'' disease are designed to decrease th...
Source: MayoClinic

Self-care
... These steps may make your eyes feel better if you have Graves'' ophthalmopathy: Apply cool compresses to your eyes. The added moisture may soothe your eyes. Wear sunglasses. When your eyes protrude, t...
Source: MayoClinic

Graves' Disease Other

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Overview
... Graves'' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism. It occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland and causes it to overproduce the hormone called thyroxine. This abn...
Source: MayoClinic

Graves'' Disease
... Graves' Disease is a type of autoimmune disease in which the immune system over stimulates the thyroid gland, causing hyperthyroidism. Over-activity of the thyroid gland is also sometimes called &...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

   

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  • Graves' Disease
    ... Graves' Disease is a type of autoimmune disease in which the immune system over stimulates the thyroid gland, causing hyperthyroidism. Over-activity of the thyroid gland is also sometimes called &...

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