Hyperthyrodism. Hyperthyroidism with end organ damage.
Definition of graves. Graves' disease is an autoimmune attack on the thyroid that results in hyperthyroidism and many other associated autoimmune symptoms.
Autoimmune thyroid. Naned after dr graves it encompasses one or both bulging eyes usualyy related to an abnormal thyroid condition. It can also cause blurred vision, possible blindness, tearing, redness, abnormal eyelid positions and /or double vision. It is related to usually an abnormal condition even being on meds that might not be the correcdt dose. See an eye md/do as well as endocrinologist.
Graves' disease. Graves' disease = immune system disorder with hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) with protruding eyes, anxiety and enlargement of thyroid gland. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/basics/definition/con-20025811.
The "On" button. The "on" button on the thyroid cells won't turn "off." normally your body tries to keep everything in balance, but in graves' disease, the thyroid cells stay "on" all the time, producing too much thyroid hormone, beyond what your body needs.
Grave's Disease. Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). While a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, graves' disease is the most common cause. It casuses the classic look of exophthalmos (bulging eye).
Over active thyroid. Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That leads to symptoms such as excess sweating, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss.
Way too much coffee. Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock on to and continuously stimulate the receptor so the thyroid kicks out thyroid hormone without regulation producing the classic symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, wt loss, increased appetite, dysthermia, hyperdefecation, bulging eyes / stare.
Get treated. Hi. Graves' disease needs to be treated. 2 real options & 1 third option. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend treating you with radioactive iodine (131-I). Alternatively, you could use one of the two anti-thyroid medications - methimazole is preferred, but propylthiouracil (PTU) works well too. Graves' is only a surgical disease in very rare pregnancies. Good luck!
Several therapies. Medical therapy consists of several medications to control or block thyroid hormone. Sometimes medical therapy does not consistently control problem. Other therapies are radioactive ablation with I131 with destruction of the gland. An alternative therapy is surgery where thyroid gland is removed,
Various ways. In your age group, the most common recommendation would be to take antithyroid drugs (methimazole) to control the hyperthyroidism. After 6 months, one could see if you have gone into remission so that you could discontinue the med. If if hasn't gone away by up to 2 yrs of treatment, we would recommend radioiodine treatment or surgery to ablate the thyroid.
Yes. Family history of graves' disease is one known risk factor for graves'. Age, gender, presence of other autoimmune disease, stress, smoking are other known risk factors.
Heredity and Graves. Graves' disease ruins in some families but can also present spontaneously. In the south, I have noticed is in many African American families.
Graves. Graves is an autoimmune disease where you make antibodies to the thyroid that stimulate the thyroid and you become hyperthyroid. It is more common in women then men, and tends to be in younger people, but it can be seen at any age. It tends to run in families, and can be brought on by stress, smoking, excessive iodine, amiodorone (heart failure), g-interferon (for hepatitis), .