Question by  emily (32)

What is Graves' disease?


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Graves diease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to an overactive thyroid. Lots of symptoms - anxiety, increased appetite and heat intolerance amoung them


Answer by  juanita57 (1374)

Grave's disease is a disease that affects your thyroid gland. It makes it work harder and the thyroid regulates the rate of the hormones. It also affects the heat production, and the oxygen of the entire body. It also regulates the rate of metabolism. Thyroid problems affects the whole body entirely.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

An exophthalmic goiter, thought to be caused by a lack of iodine in the diet, Grave's is accompanied by bulging eyeballs, enlarged thyroid, profuse prespiration, and tremors of fingers and muscles of hands.


Answer by  ktt (355)

Graves' disease is a form of hyperthyroidism caused by an immune malfunction. The immune system attacks the thyroid gland which causes it to overproduce thyroxine. An increase in the hormone thyroxine may result in altered mood or appearance, but is rarely fatal. Treatments can decrease thyroxine levels to lessen the effect.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

This causes the thyroid to become overactive. It is an autoimmune disease and usually occurs in younger people. It causes weight loss and a rapid heart rate. This causes the person to become very anxious.


Answer by  Jayln (23)

Graves' disease (sometimes referred to as 'exophthalmic goiter') is a swelling of the neck and protrusion of the eyelids that results from an overactive thyroid gland, which is in the neck and regulates growth and development.


Answer by  craik (128)

The disease is an autoimmune disorder. The body attacks the thyroid gland, which causes it to produce too many hormones. These hormones have a negative effect on the metabolism of the body.


Answer by  simna (473)

It is a type of hyperthyroidism. When the thyroid gland is overactive, high amount of thyroid hormones will be produce. This is known as Graves' disease.


Answer by  sususu (866)

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that typically affects the thyroid gland by causing a hyperactive thyroid and by enlarging the gland to twice its normal size. Graves' disease can also cause one's eyes to bulge and can affect other parts of the body. It is most common in women.

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