A 22-year-old female asked:
What is grave disease? and what causes over active thyroid?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 41 years experience
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.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
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Last updated Dec 21, 2013
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