A 22-year-old female asked:
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what is grave disease? and what causes over active thyroid?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Autoimmune disorder: Graves disease is the most common cause for hyperthyroidism in the us, and is caused by the immune system producing an antibody that stimulates the thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone. A family history of autoimmune disease, excess dietary iodine increases your risk. Once it occurs it usually requires treatment, however, there is no treatment for the autoimmune part.
Answered on Oct 8, 2013
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Dr. Brian Enggano
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Overactive thyroid: Graves' disease is a form of hyperthyroidism and occurs when your body produces antibodies that stimulate your thyroid gland, which controls your body's metabolism. This results in various symptoms like nervousness, tremor, insomnia, heat intolerance, and palpitations. Treatment consists of medications or surgery. Speak with your doctor about options.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013
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GravesT storm: Not likely but discuss with your dr to be certain your thyroid is under control.
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