Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism 101

Information About Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and an Overactive Thyroid Condition

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Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that can cause overactivity of the thyroid -- a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism can also result from toxic nodules, certain medications and supplements, and temporary viral infections of the thyroid, among other causes.

Here is a listing of the many resources available here at the site that focus on Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, as well as related issues including thyroid storm, Graves ophthalmopathy, radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment, stress, cigarette smoking, antithyroid drugs like PTU and methimazole, thyroidectomy, and thyroid arterial embolization.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

SIGNS, SYMPTOMS AND DIAGNOSIS OF GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

DIAGNOSING GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

CAUSES/TRIGGERS OF GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

WEIGHT / DIET

TREATING GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM: OVERVIEW

    RADIOACTIVE IODINE TREATMENT FOR GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

    ANTITHYROID DRUGS

    OTHER TREATMENTS FOR GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

      RELATED ISSUES: GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

      CATS/ FELINE HYPERTHYROIDISM

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