Grave’s Disease

An autoimmune disease that causes over production of thyroid hormones.

Grave’s disease is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid hormones.

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland and causes it to produce an excess of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Grave’s disease can lead to heart failure and osteoporosis if left untreated. Grave’s disease can lead to swelling behind the eye that causes them to bulge outward. This is called Grave’s ophthalmology and is relatively rare.

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Grave’s disease is 5-10 times more common in women than men.