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Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease where your own body’s immune system makes antibodies against the thyroid gland. These antibodies stimulate overproduction of a thyroid hormone causing hyperthyroidism, which results in symptoms such as weight loss, anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid. Graves’ disease can be treated with thyroid suppressive medications, radioactive iodine or thyroidectomy.

Related to Graves’ Disease

Treatments


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