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Graves' Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

Graves' disease is a thyroid condition that causes fluctuating symptoms like weight loss, rapid heartbeat, nervousness, shaky hands, or eye...

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How Graves' Disease Is Diagnosed

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid. Symptoms can mimic other conditions so getting the right diagnosis is important....

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How Graves' Disease Is Treated

Graves' disease can be treated at home with traditional therapies, antithyroid medications, and complementary therapies. Graves' disease is an...

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Hyperparathyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism: What Are the Differences?

Hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism are different conditions with some similarities. See what they are, how they're alike, and how...

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Reviewed by a board-certified endocrinologist.

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What Is Graves' Disease?

Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition that results in hyperthyroidism. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. Graves'...

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An Overview of Thyroid Storm

Rarely, people with Graves' disease or hyperthyroidism develop a potentially life-threatening condition known as thyroid storm. Graves' disease...

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What Is the Thyrotropin Receptor Antibody Test?

The thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb) test helps doctors diagnose Graves' disease, which is autoimmune hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid)....

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How Hyperthyroidism Is Treated

Learn how hyperthyroidism is treated with one or more of the following three approaches: medication, radioactive iodine therapy, or surgery. The best...

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Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Learn about the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as nervousness, hand tremors, increased sweating, muscle weakness, and a racing heart. When your...

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How Hyperthyroidism Is Diagnosed

Here are the steps you and your doctor will undertake to determine if you have a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, such as blood tests and a thyroid...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Hyperthyroidism

A look at the various causes of and risk factors for developing hyperthyroidism, including a closer look at the most common cause, Graves'...

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What to Eat When You Have Hyperthyroidism

There are lots of myths about the right way to manage hyperthyroidism. Here’s what the science has to say about eating well with thyroid issues....

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What Is Basedow’s Disease?

Basedow’s disease, or Graves’ disease, occurs when the thyroid overproduces hormones, and causes symptoms like bulging eyes, weight loss, and...

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What Is Thyrotoxicosis?

Thyrotoxicosis is the term used to describe what happens when there are excess thyroid hormones in the body. Reviewed by a board-certified physician....

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An Overview of Graves' Ophthalmopathy

Graves disease can have a profound effect on the eyes. Inflammation and swelling can cause the eyeballs to bulge or protrude from their sockets....

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