GRAVES’ DISEASE
Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism.
It affects your immune system by accidentally attacking your thyroid gland and causes it to produce too much of the hormone thyroxine.
Treatment
There is no treatment to stop the antibodies that cause Graves’ disease. The treatments are made to try to decrease the amount of thyroxin being produced.
Beta Blocker:
Will decrease some signs and symptoms such as, anxiety and rapid heart beat. It is not a cure and the thyroid will still produce too much thyroxin
Anti-thyroid medications:
Uses the drug Tapazole to decrease the amount of hormones being produced. This medication in usually taken for one year.
Radio Active Iodine:
You take this iodine and it collects in your thyroid. After awhile the radioactivity will destroy the excess thyroid cells, and your thyroid will begin to shrink to normal, and your symptoms and problems will lessen after weeks
Surgery:
This is used if your body can not tolerate a prescription drug. They will remove the thyroid gland, and get thyroxin treatment to supply tour body with thyroid hormones.
Symptoms
*Anxiety *reddened eyes
*Fatigue *inflamed eyes
*Brittle Hair * Light Sensitivity
*No Sleep *Goiter
*Weight Loss



How and Where is affects the Body?
The immune system attacks your thyroid gland. It is part of your endocrine system which produces hormones. Graves’ disease affects your digestion, metabolism, and reproduction by producing too much thyroxin.


Who it affects?
The immune system attacks your thyroid gland. It is part of your endocrine system which produces hormones. Graves’ disease affects your digestion, metabolism, and reproduction by producing too much thyroxin.





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Ciitations:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/DS00181/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/489/main.html
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-graves-disease-symptoms