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what is graves disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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 overproduction of thyroid hormone to the point you develop symptoms. A variety of treatments focus on shutting down the process.

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