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Graves Disease Symptoms
Treat high thyroid : Graves' disease is condition in which an enlarged hyperactive thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone, thereby causing weight loss, fast heart rate, diarrhea, anxiety, feeling warm and other symptoms. Graves' is treated by lowering thyroid hormone levels using medications (e.g. Methimazole) , surgery or radio iodine. Beta blockers are other meds that lower heart rate and help to feel better. ...Read more
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
My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?
Grave's disease: Symptoms are variable, but hyperthyroidism often causes weight loss despite normal or increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, feeling jittery, fast heart rate, palpitations, and other. If the weight loss was unintentional then you definitely need a thorough medical evaluation. In any case, it might be reasonable to check your thryoid function tests now. See your doctor! ...Read more
I lost my Thyroid to Graves Disease... I have severe symptoms of hypothyroidism because I am unable to get medicine. My entire body is cramping bad, a?
Recently diagnosis with graves diseases, showing little symptoms. Now I am having knee pain, both, on the sides and back of knee. Could it be related?
Pain: It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to Grave's so you need to see your primary doctor about your pains. If you have Grave's you should be on medication to control that. Over time your thyroid levels should be decreased. Your doctor should check that every 3 months when you start therapy and every 6 months once your thyroid levels are OK. ...Read more
Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. With graves' disease you can also develop protrusion or other problems with the eyes. ...Read more
Weight loss,tachycar: The common symptoms of graves disese are 1rapid heart beat 2weight loss 3exopthalmos means very prominent bulging eyeballs 4 intolerance to heat 5diarrhea or loose stools 6anxiety and irritability 7tremors 8goiter that is large thyroid gland 9thick red skin usually on the shins or top of the feet 10change in menstrual cycle 11 fatigue 12difficulty sleeping 13anxiety 14erectile dysfunction libido_. ...Read more
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