Graves' Disease

The Result of An Overactive Thyroid

Graves Disease

What is Graves’ Disease?

Does your heart pound or beat irregularly? Do you experienced chronic fatigue? Is your vision blurry or are your eyes irritated? Do you have an abnormal lump on your neck?

These are just a few symptoms of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that causes your thyroid gland to work overtime producing too much thyroid hormone in your body. This condition is also called hyperthyroidism.

If you have Graves’ disease your immune system starts to fight against healthy tissues and cells in your body. This can cause a laundry list of symptoms.

Symptoms of Graves Disease

  • Pounding or irregular heartbeat
  • Blurred vision, eye irritation or tearing
  • Bulging eyeballs
  • Goiter
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Irregular menstrual periods in women
  • Breast enlargement in men
  • Excessive sweating
  • Diarrhea or frequent bowel movements
  • Problems concentrating
  • Hand tremors
  • Red, thick skin on your shins or tops of feet

Treatment for Grave’s Disease

There are three effective treatments for Graves’ disease:

Who Get’s Graves’ Disease?

Graves’ disease can happen in both men and women, but it is most common among women.

Also, people who get Graves’ disease tend to have other autoimmune disorders like diabetes, lupus, Addison’s disease – just to name a few.

If you suspect you have a Graves’ disease or you have been recently diagnosed you should find an endocrinologist, a doctor who is specialized in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances to help you restore the normal balance of hormones in your body.


Due to the complexity of Endocrinology, finding an experienced Endocrinologist is key to helping you restore the normal balance of hormones in your body. Top10MD Endocrinologists specialize in diabetes treatments, hormone replacement therapy, reproductive endocrinology, the management of osteoporosis, among others.

There are hundreds of Endocrinologist’s to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. Advanced Endocrinology therapies take the skill and finesse of an experienced Endocrinologist. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Endocrinologist – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.

For your peace of mind, Top10MD Endocrinologists’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.

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