Category Archives: Graves Disease

Graves’ Disease: What You Need to Know

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune system disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack the otherwise healthy thyroid tissue. This then leads to an overproduction of thyroid hormones, also known as hypothyroidism. This condition can also affect the eyelids, along with the surrounding tissues. Understanding the symptoms and signs of Graves’ disease is important to… Read More »

What Is Grave’s Disease?

Grave’s Disease is a disease that affects the immune system where the immune system is disrupted and overproduces thyroid hormones which is called hyperthyroidism. Many disorders can be caused by hyperthyroidism; however, Grave’s disease is typical. Though it can affect anyone, it is more common in people 40 years or younger. What Are Some Common… Read More »

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How Graves Disease Affects the Eyes

Graves’ disease is a type of thyroid issue that can develop and wreak havoc throughout the body. It can also manifest in the eye area, causing the eyes to bulge outward and resulting in various issues such as blurred vision or dry eyes. Dr. Daniel S. Tresley of Northbrook, IL, can educate you on what… Read More »

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Understanding Graves disease and its impact on the eyes

Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder resulting in the thyroid gland’s overactivity. The thyroid gland is a unique, butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the lower front of the neck. The thyroid produces the thyroid hormones responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism. When someone has Graves disease, their body produces too much thyroid hormone, causing… Read More »

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Understanding Grave’s disease

Graves disease is a condition that develops due to an overactive thyroid gland. When this happens, this autoimmune disease will cause a wide range of symptoms that impact a patient’s health and overall function. Patients diagnosed with Grave disease may experience a wide range of symptoms throughout the body, including: Difficulty sleeping Racing heartbeat Increased… Read More »

What is Graves disease?

Patients who have been diagnosed with Graves disease may be unsure as to how this condition affects their appearance. This autoimmune disease can cause hyperthyroidism, which is the overproduction of hormones in the thyroid. With this disease, patients often experience changes to their eyelids and the appearance of their eyes, which can cause patients to… Read More »

How Graves Disease Could Be Affecting Your Eyes

Graves disease is a disease that affects your thyroid gland, the butterfly shaped gland that resides in your throat. As the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, a disease that causes your thyroid to produce extra hormones, Graves disease is a disorder that once diagnosed can easily be treated by your doctor. But what is Graves disease… Read More »

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