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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
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
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A 44-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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Beta block + I 131: Initial treatment to control symptoms. Beta blocker sufficient for mild symptoms. Radioactive iodine (i131) is mainstay of therapy for ablating overa ... Read More
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A 53-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.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased swea ... Read More

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