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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience 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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Dr. David Djang
23 years experience Nuclear Medicine
I-131 > meds > surg: Many people try the anti-thyroid meds first (ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole), but these only work long-term for a modest number of people. If s ... Read More
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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.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Origin Graves: Graves disease was named over 170 years ago and is associated with an abnormal thyroid status. 4-5% have no current discernible abnormality. Most who ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased swea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Weight loss,tachycar: The common symptoms of graves disese are 1rapid heart beat 2weight loss 3exopthalmos means very prominent bulging eyeballs 4 intolerance to heat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pradeep Singh
24 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyrodism: Hyperthyroidism with end organ damage.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pradeep Singh
24 years experience Family Medicine
Wt loss,palpitation: Chest pain , palpitaion, weight loss and diarrhea are common symptom of graves disease.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out this link.: Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/understanding-graves-disease-basics.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: If one is hyperthyroid, there are two ways to test for graves' disease: 1) testing for a special type of antibody that is only found in graves' diseas ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Graves disease: Some graves' symptoms are: nervousness, more sweatings, fatigue, can't stand heat, weight loss, more bowel movements, more appetite. Signs: high blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Blood tests: Grave's disease , a form of hyperthyroidism, is diagnosed by measuring several types of thyroid test in the blood.
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