Common Graves-Disease Symptoms
The most common symptom of Graves’ disease is hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid. This can cause a number of different symptoms, including:
-Increased heart rate
Other symptoms of Graves’ disease can include:
-Thickening of the skin on the shins or palms of the hands (called pretibial myxedema) Graves’ ophthalmopathy, which is when the eyes bulge out and the eyelids become swollen and red goiter, which is an enlargement of the thyroid gland Grave’s dermopathy, which is when the skin on the legs becomes thin and red
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s important to see your doctor so that they can diagnose and treat the condition. Left untreated, Graves’ disease can lead to serious complications, such as heart problems and osteoporosis.
What is graves-disease?
Graves-disease is an autoimmune disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormone. This can lead to a number of different symptoms, including weight loss, anxiety, irritability, and increased heart rate. If left untreated, Graves-disease can lead to serious complications like heart problems and osteoporosis. Treatment typically involves anti-thyroid medications, radioactive iodine therapy, or surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid gland. In some cases, Graves-disease goes into remission on its own and no treatment is necessary.
Treatment for Graves-Disease
Treatment can be any of the following:
-Anti-thyroid medications, which work to reduce the production of thyroid hormone
-Radioactive iodine therapy, which works to destroy the overactive thyroid cells and shrink the gland
-Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy)
Your doctor will likely recommend the most conservative treatment option first and then move on to more aggressive treatments if necessary. In some cases, Graves’ disease goes into remission on its own and no treatment is necessary.