By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: February 6, 2015
Red Hot Mamas Cares about your health!
We are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with the Graves Disease and Thyroid Foundation.
Established in 1990 as the National Graves’ Disease Foundation, the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation is the leading source of help and hope for people with Graves’ disease and other thyroid related disorders. We provide education and support for patients, family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare professionals.
What are the Symptoms of Graves’ Disease?
The majority of symptoms of Graves’ disease are caused by the excessive production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid.
- Eye disease
Graves’ disease is the only kind of hyperthyroidism that can be associated with inflammation of the eyes, swelling of the tissues around the eyes and bulging of the eyes (called Graves’ ophthalmopathy). Although many patients with Graves’ disease have redness and irritation of the eyes at some time, less than five percent ever develop enough inflammation of the eye tissues to cause serious or permanent trouble. Patients who have more than very mild eye symptoms do require an evaluation with an eye doctor (an ophthalmologist) as well as their endocrinologist.