Basedow's disease


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Basedow's disease

A parochial term—preferred in Germany—for what is more commonly known as Graves’ disease.

Patient discussion about Basedow's disease

Q. Is there a recommended natural cure for graves disease? I've been suffering from graves for a year now and really feel tired of it. I'm thinking of trying some natural medications cause the regular ones are dissapointing so far. Any experience with that??

A. I am not familiar with any natural supplements you can take for graves disease, furthermore, it is an illness where you should be on close monitoring of an endocrinologist, and have them tell you which medications you are allowed to take and what could make the situation worse. If regular treatment doesn't seem to help you much you should go for another check up to see how your thyroid is doing.

Q. Is there a relation between certain types of allergies and graves? I suffer from graves and have been suffering from allergies since I was real young. Are these two related somehow?? anyone else suffers from both?

A. Not that I know about. However, allergy is quite common, and Graves' disease is also not a rare disease, so it's not impossible for the two to appear in the same person.

Take care,

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The effect of thyrostatic treatment on circulating thyrotropin-receptor antibodies in Basedow's disease. Vutr Boles 1990;29:79-84.
(47) Although these data strongly support the hypothesis that Th17 cells are involved in RA, an association between the CCR6 locus and disease development has only been confirmed for Crohn's and Basedow's diseases and not for other Th17-related diseases, such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, in which a STAT3 variant increases the risk.