Treatment, Symptoms Of Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease characterized by a metabolic imbalance resulting from overproduction of thyroid hormones (thyrotoxicosis). Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (TSIs) bind to and activate thyrotropin receptors, causing the thyroid gland to grow and the thyroid follicles to increase synthesis of thyroid hormone.

The symptoms for Graves’ disease has been listed below:-
Physical Signs
Change in temperature preference
Weight loss with increased appetite
Prominence of eyes, puffiness of lids
Pain or irritation of eyes
Blurred or double vision, decreasing acuity, decreased motility
Palpitations or pounding of the heart
Ankle edema (without cardiac disease)
Less frequently, orthopnea, paroxysmal tachycardia, anginal pain, and CHF
Antithyroid drug therapy offers the opportunity to avoid induced damage to the thyroid (and parathyroids or recurrent nerves), as well as radiation exposure and operation. Although the disorder is rooted in a malfunctioning immune system, the goal of treatment is to restore thyroid hormone levels to their correct balance and to relieve discomfort. At the beginning of the treatment, you will be given a capsule or liquid containing the radioactive iodine. Either way you take it, you should not feel any effects as the substance enters your system.

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