Graves' disease

Graves' disease, also known as toxic diffuse goiter, is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. It frequently results in and is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Endocrinology
  • Symptoms:  Enlarged thyroid, irritability, muscle weakness, sleeping problems, fast heartbeat, weight loss, poor tolerance of heat
  • Causes:  Unknown
  • Risk factors:  Family history, other autoimmune diseases
  • Diagnostic method:  Blood tests, radioiodine uptake
  • Treatment:  Radioiodine therapy, medications, thyroid surgery
  • Frequency:  0.5% (males), 3% (females)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo