Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease which results in the excessive production of the thyroid hormones(hyperthyroidism). A person suffering from this condition experiences anxiety, irritability, heat sensitivity, increased perspiration, weight loss, goiter, change in menstrual cycles, Erectile dysfunction, frequent bowel movements, bulging eyes and heart palpitations. The reason behind the occurrence of such a condition is unknown. However, Several genetic and environmental factors are held responsible for it. In order to treat Graves' disease, radioiodine therapy, medications, and thyroid surgery can be applied.
HOW IS GRAVES' DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Eye problems develop in about 25-80% of the patients diagnosed with this condition.