Graves' disease


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Related to Graves' disease: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Addison's disease, celiac disease, Graves' ophthalmopathy

Graves' disease:

see thyroid glandthyroid gland,
endocrine gland, situated in the neck, that secretes hormones necessary for growth and proper metabolism. It consists of two lobes connected by a narrow segment called the isthmus. The lobes lie on either side of the trachea, the isthmus in front of it.
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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.
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.
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.