Grave's disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. It produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolism.
In Grave's disease, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland and causes it to overproduce hormones. This can lead to a number of symptoms, including weight loss, anxiety, tremors, and bulging eyes.
Grave's disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States. It is more common in women than in men and usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 65.
While there is no cure for Grave's disease, it can be treated with medication to control the symptoms. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the thyroid gland or to relieve the pressure building up behind the eyes.
Grave's disease can be a serious condition, but with treatment, most people with the disease can live normal, healthy lives.
Books discussing Grave's Disease
Healing With Iodine
Your Missing Link To Better HealthMay 24, 2018 | 176 PagesIt is estimated that 90 percent of the population is iodine deficient, and odds are most of you wouldn’t think twice about it. What you don’t know is that this deficiency can directly result in some terrible health problems―from cancer to heart failure to a host of other dreaded diseases. And what’s even worse is that while this...Learn more about Healing With Iodine
Graves' Disease And Hyperthyroidism
What You Must Know Before They Zap Your Thyroid With Radioactive IodineFeb 23, 2013 | 264 PagesIf you're struggling with hyperthyroidism, Dr. Zaidi's book "Graves' Disease And Hyperthyroidism" is essential for your understanding of the condition. As a renowned endocrinologist, he explains how to accurately detect and treat Graves' disease along with other causes of hyperthyroidism in his comprehensive manual. It's disheartening to note...Learn more about Graves' Disease And Hyperthyroidism
Experts discussing Grave's Disease
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac, OMD, DMAn acupuncturist, doctor of oriental and pastoral and natural allopathic medicine, as well as a writer and author of multiple medical and health-related books.Dr. Sircus received his training in acupuncture and oriental medicine from the Institute of Traditional Medicine located in Sante Fe, New Mexico. In addition, he also studied at the School of Traditional Medicine situated in Boston, Massachusetts. At the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, he was conferred...Learn more about Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac, OMD, DM
Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACP, FACETop “holistic” Endocrinologist, a medical expert on thyroid, diabetes, vitamin D, and stress management, and CEO of Jafer Nutritional Products, Inc.Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACP, FACE is a top-rated and highly sought-after holistic endocrinologist. He has over 30 years of experience in helping patients manage their health and wellness through evidence-based treatments focusing on the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. His knowledge of thyroid, diabetes, vitamin...Learn more about Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACP, FACE