A 51-year-old member asked:
what is graves disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi answered
31 years experience 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 result in hyperthyroidism, graves' disease is the most common cause. It casuses the classic look of exophthalmos (bulging eye).
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Dr. Melissa Young answered
8 years experience Internal Medicine
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 more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That leads to symptoms such as excess sweating, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss.
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!