Common Graves-Disease Symptoms
The overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, is the most typical symptom of Graves' disease. This may result in a variety of symptoms, such as:
-Loss of weight
-A higher heart rate
These are some additional signs of Graves' disease:
-Pretibial myxedema, which is the thickening of the skin on the hands or shins Graves' ophthalmopathy, which causes an enlargement of the thyroid gland and causes the eyes to protrude outward and the eyelids to swell and turn red Skin that is thin and red develops on the legs due to Grave's dermopathy.
It's crucial to visit your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms so they can properly diagnose and treat your condition. Graves' disease, if untreated, can result in serious side effects like osteoporosis and heart issues.
Treatment for Graves-Disease
There are several possible forms of treatment:
-Anti-thyroid drugs, which aim to lessen thyroid hormone production
-Radioactive iodine therapy, which shrinks the thyroid gland by destroying the overactive thyroid cells.
-Thyroidectomy, a procedure to remove all or part of the thyroid gland.
Your doctor will probably start with the most conservative course of action and then, if necessary, switch to a more aggressive course of action. Sometimes Graves' disease spontaneously enters remission, necessitating no further medical intervention.