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How does graves' disease affect the system?

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Dr. Wendell Goins answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease(hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high . It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp).

Answered 4/15/2016

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