Thyrotoxicosis

Definition of Thyrotoxicosis:

Also known as Graves' disease, is a disorder of excess thyroid hormone production.  It is usually linked to an enlarged thyroid gland and bulging eyes (exophthalmos).

Also: Graves Disease, Graves' Disease

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Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“...Thyroiditis is more common than Graves' disease when mild cases are included, and the prevalence among women is at least 2%...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...The association was most pronounced in autoimmune disorders (Graves' disease and autoimmune thyroiditis), although there was still a strong association for non-autoimmune thyroid disorders...”
...relationship to Hyperthyroidism
“...The association was most pronounced in autoimmune disorders (Graves' disease and autoimmune thyroiditis), although there was still a strong association for non-autoimmune thyroid disorders...”
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Exophthalmos

...related topic
“...See Thyrotoxicosis...”

Hyperthyroidism

...the condition
“The leading cause of hyperthyroidism (also known as thyrotoxicosis or 'overactive thyroid') is Graves' disease...”
...relationship to Autoimmune Tendency
“The leading cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease, which is an autoimmune disorder...”
...recommendation Iodine
“Very high doses of Iodine for short periods (about thirty drops daily of SSKI for three weeks) have sometimes produced favorable results in Graves' disease...”
...recommendation Gluten-free Diet
“Some doctors recommend the complete avoidance of gluten/gliadin and dairy products when this allergy is suspected in cases of Graves' disease or other autoimmune disease...”
...recommendation Test for DHEA
“Some doctors report finding that a high percentage of patients with autoimmune disorders, such as Graves' disease, are also deficient in DHEA, and should be tested...”
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Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Patients diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease) and treated with radioactive iodine are more likely to develop hypothyroidism...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...They can appear as either the overactive thyroid of Graves' disease or the underactive thyroid of Hashimoto's...”
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