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Graves Disease

The history, epidemiology, symptoms, signs, course, impacts, treatments, immune system reaction, and longterm prognosis of Graves Disease

Brandi Baker

on 13 May 2010

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Graves Disease Symptoms -anxiety
-difficulty sleeping
- a rapid or irregular heartbeat
-a fine tremor in your hands or fingers
-an increase in perspiration
-sensitivity to heat
-weight loss, despite normal food intake
-brittle hair
-enlargement of your thyroid gland
-change in menstrual cycle
-frequent bowel movements
Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidis, occuring when your immune system mistakenlyy attacks your thyriod gland and causes it to overproduce the hormone thyroxine. History
1. First documented by Caleb Hiller Perry in late 1700's when he made the connection between a large thyroid gland (goiter), rapid heartbeat and cardiovascular complications
2. Breakthrough in studies occurred in 1830's with Robert James Grave when he made the connection with one of the most noticable symptoms, enlarged and proturding eyes, also that it was dominant in women
3. Referred to as Basedow's Syndrome in some parts of Europe
4. Toxic diffuse goiter Epidemiology 1. 10x more common in women than men
2. effects 2%-3% of Americans, about 10 million people
3. scientists studying different heridtary factors and triggers, including smoking, vaccinations, trauma, stress and chemicals Course of the Disease If untreated, more symptoms will start to appear and can be fatal.

Luckily this almost never happens!!!!!!!! Impacts on Body Systems Eyes
-lid retraction
-bulging eye irritation
-swelling of tissues Heart
-wear and tear on tissues
-high blood pressure and heart rate Skin
- rarely, patients develop pretibial myxedema which attacks skin of lower legs resulting in red, lumpy skin Treatments 1. antithyroid medication
2.radioactive iodine
4. Beta Blockers for heart issues Long-Term Prognosis 1.about 40% of patients are well after one treatment
2.recurrance can happen at any time
3.no permanant cure yet Sources 1. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/DS00181
2. http://www. webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-graves-disease-basics
3. http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/graves
4. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_a-z_details.asp?AZ=213
5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/a688241
6. http://www.ngdf.org/whatit_graves_disease.php Immune System Reaction Immune system produces abnormal chemicals called immunoglobulins that stimulate the thyroid gland to make to much thyroid hormone
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