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Why does heat sensitivity come from graves disease?

Why does heat sensitivity come from graves disease?

High metabolism: The body produces much more heat when hyperthyroid and this makes the person less tolerant of high temperatures. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies directed against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid causing it to be stimulated into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That can lead to symptoms such as excess sweating, rapid heart rate, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. In some cases prominence of the eyes can occur and be associated with blurry vision or diplopia. Anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine ...Read more


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What can be done about graves disease?

What can be done about graves disease?

Usually medication: Graves diease is the most common cause of hyperthyriodism, it is an autoimmune disease.The majority of patients can be treated with medications to control the amount of thyriod hormone is made or secreted and others that can control the hypermetabolic effects of the hormone on the body and heart. Some patients may require thyriod gland destruction using radioactive iodine and /or surgery. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with graves disease?

Endocrinology!: Hi. Get the person to an endocrinologist! ...Read more

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How does graves' disease affect the system?

How does graves' disease affect the system?

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). ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have graves' disease?

See physician: The physician will examine you and get your history and symptoms from you. Blood tests for free thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone would be tested for abnormal levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is graves disease diagnosed?

Graves': Hi. Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is stimulated by particular (measurable) antibodies. What triggers the production of these antibodies is not known. First, diagnose hyperthyroidism with TSH, free T4, & T3 (liothyronine). Clinical suspicion & exam is often all we need to know it's Graves'. Radioactive iodine thyroid scan will show hi uptake of Iodine diffusely in gland. ...Read more

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Could you give me information about graves disease?

Could you give me information about graves disease?

Many symptoms: Losing weight, increased appetite, arrhytmias, palpiattions, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, changes in bowel patterns,more frequent bowel movements, enlarged thyroid gland, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, brittle hair are symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is opposite, different sxs, Rx can be medications, radioactive ablation of gland,or thyroidectomy ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to treat graves disease?

What are some natural ways to treat graves disease?

None: This condition requires medications and sometimes radioactive ablation/surgery depending on response to therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Heat Sensitivity (Definition)

Heat sensitivity is a clinical finding in which a person is much more likely to feel uncomfortable in warmer places. This can occur ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Heat Intolerance (Definition)

Heat intolerance is the inability to be comfortable ...Read more