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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Grave's Disease: Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). While a number of disorders may... Read More
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
Over active thyroid: Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid into making mo... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
immune system quirk: This is an disorder where a persons immune system develops antibodies (like you would to a virus) but these attack the thyroid gland. This causes an o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Way too much coffee: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Get treated: Hi. Graves' disease needs to be treated. 2 real options & 1 third option. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend treating you with radioac... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Various ways: In your age group, the most common recommendation would be to take antithyroid drugs (methimazole) to control the hyperthyroidism. After 6 months, on... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Family history of graves' disease is one known risk factor for graves'. Age, gender, presence of other autoimmune disease, stress, smoking are other ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Graves: Graves is an autoimmune disease where you make antibodies to the thyroid that stimulate the thyroid and you become hyperthyroid. It is more common in... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Autoimmune: Graves' disease is caused by an antibody mimicking the action of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) causing the gland to overproduce thyroid hormones.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Yes: But you will not always be hyperthyroid. Talk to your doctor about the effect of treatment on graves'.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock... Read More
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