It's only lately that I learned that Hans Selye, in my hometown of Montreal in the 1950s, concluded that seven distinct conditions, including Graves' disease
, had stress as an underlying cause.
Another recommendation advises that if surgery is the main therapy for the Graves' disease
, the patient should be sent to a surgeon who does a high volume of thyroid procedures.
Radioactive iodine I-131 is increasingly being used as the first line therapy for treatment of hyperthyroidism both in patients with Graves' disease
and toxic nodular goiter.
In younger patients, Graves' disease
is the main manifestation.
Increase in serum levels of autoantibodies after attack of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients with Graves' disease
Although there is no known method to "cure" some thyroid disorders (such as Graves' disease
and Hashimoto's thyroiditis), there is effective treatment, and the healthier you are in general, the better your body will be able to cope with treatment.
Carbimazole and the autoimmune response in Graves' disease
accounts for 60 to 80 percent of hyperthyroidism.
In fact, in earlier Campath studies involving people with MS, there was a 26% incidence of developing Graves' disease
Common causes include Graves' disease
or thyroid nodules.
But the frequency of tobacco use in patients with more severe manifestations of Graves' disease
had never been studied.
In one part of the study, the researchers recorded the form of the CTLA-4 gene in blood samples from 1,110 people in British families with abnormally high incidences of either Graves' disease
or autoimmune hypothyroidism.