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Graves' diseaseBasedow disease Endocrinology The most common cause of hyperthyroidism, due to excess thyroid stimulation by autoantibodies with diffuse toxic goiter Clinical Hyperthyroidism, exophthalmos, dermatopathy–painless, reddish lumpy rash on anterior leg, familial tendency, tachycardia, ↑ metabolic rate Risk factors Stress, smoking, RT to neck, medications–eg IL-2 and IFN-alpha, and viral infection Diagnosis Thyroid scan–diffuse ↑ uptake, ↑ TSI–Thyroid Stimulating Ig level. See Exophthalmic goiter, Primary hyperthyroidism.
Patient discussion about Graves' 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??
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?