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Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease, wherein 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 tremors, heat sensitivity, puffy eyes and an enlarged thyroid. Graves’ disease can be treated with thyroid suppressive medications, radioactive iodine or a thyroidectomy.

Related to Graves’ Disease

Treatments


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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
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