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Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism 101

Information About Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and an Overactive Thyroid Condition

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Updated June 03, 2014

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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

BOOKS ON GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

TREATING GRAVES' DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM: OVERVIEW

Treatment of Graves' Disease/Hyperthyroidism

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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