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    Graves’ disease is the next most common autoimmune thyroid disease afterHashimoto’s thyroiditis. It is named after Robert James Graves, the nineteenth-century Irish physician who published a description of three patients with thiscondition in 1835 in the London Medical and Surgical Journal. Caleb Parry was the firstphysician to identify this disease, collecting eight cases, but unfortunately, they werepublished after his death in 1825 without the accolade or fame. Carl Adolph von Base-dow described

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    Graves' Disease

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    Graves' Disease The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease. This is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid gland and triggers the release of high levels of thyroid hormones. One of the hallmarks of Graves' disease is a visible and uncomfortable swelling behind the eyes. Graves' Disease Graves' disease, which is caused by a generalized overactivity of the thyroid gland, is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. In this condition, the thyroid gland usually is renegade

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    Essay On Graves Disease

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    Graves Disease In the 19th Century (1801 – 1900) Robert Graves discovered Graves’ disease and that’s why its named Graves disease. Graves' disease is an auto immune system disease that affects the thyroid. It is due to an abnormal immune system response that causes hyperthyroidism which is when the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave’s disease. The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland in the front of the neck. It makes hormones

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    Analyzing Graves Disease

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    of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream (2). Commonly, problems with the thyroid involve an abnormal production level of these hormones. It is called hyperthyroidism if there the thyroid hormones are overproduced, and this can cause things like Graves’ disease, Toxic adenomas, and subacute thyroiditis (7). Hypothyroidism is the underproduction of the hormones which can be caused by an inflamed thyroid, iodine deficiency, a non-functioning thyroid gland and more. Hypothyroidism is especially dangerous

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    Essay on Graves' Disease

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    Graves' Disease The disease was first noted in 1786 by Caleb Hillier Parry 1755- 1822, physician from General Hospital, Bath, England. His account was published posthumously in 1825. However Graves' disease is named after the Irish physician who described several cases in London Medical Journal in 1835. Graves' disease is also known as Parry's disease. In Europe, the disease is known as Basedow's disease. It is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis (the morbid condition due to over activity

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    Graves' Disease Essay

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    Graves’ disease was named after Robert J. Graves, MD, around the 1830’s. It is an autoimmune disease indicated by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies, which is an antibody that attacks the person’s own body. The immune system attacks the thyroid gland, which causes it to produce too much thyroxine. Thyroxine is a hormone that helps control growth and also regulates metabolism in the body. While the thyroxine levels are high the patient’s metabolic rate increases, which can have an effect

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    Graves Disease (GD)

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    Graves’ disease (GD) is a common autoimmune endocrine disorder characterized by thyroid hyperplasia and excessive thyroid hormone production (Karoutsou & Polymeris, 2011). Graves’ ophthalmopathy (GO), is the most common extra-thyroidal manifestation of GD which characterized by orbital inflammation that affects mainly the extra-ocular muscles and fibro-adipose tissue (Marcocci & Marinò, 2012). Graves opthalmopathy is caused by an abnormal antibody attack on the thyroid gland which often results in

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    Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease in which the over activity of the thyroid gland causes the overproduction of the thyroid hormone. This disease was described by Robert J. Graves a doctor from Ireland and is also known as Basedow’s disease. Even though there are several disorders that may result in hypothyroidism, grave disease is one of the most common type of hypothyroidism that occurs in 1 percent of U. S population (Anderson 2010). Furthermore, Grave disease is a disease that can affect

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    Doctor Robert J. Graves, in which this disease was named after, first noticed Graves’ disease in a patient during 1835. However, no one knows what exactly caused this disease; it causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). In which your immune system then creates an antibody that causes the thyroid to grow and make more thyroid hormone than your body needs. Graves’ disease is a genetic condition that affects women more than men. Thyroid hormone production is

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    Graves’ Disease Graves’ disease is a precursor to hyperthyroidism. Named after the man who first discovered the condition, Robert Graves, this disease shares many immunologic features with autoimmune hypothyroidism (17). The most common symptoms that come with this disease are weight loss, fatigue, nervousness, and irregular heartbeats. This particular condition can be affected by a person’s age. Statistics show that the severity of different symptoms can increase as a person diagnosed with Graves’

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