- Anxiety and irritability.
- A fine tremor of the hands or fingers.
- Heat sensitivity and an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin.
- Weight loss, despite normal eating habits.
- Enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter)
- Change in menstrual cycles.
What is the main cause of Graves disease?
Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It is due to an abnormal immune system response that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. Graves disease is most common in women over age 20.
What is Graves disease and how is it treated?
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition that causes an overactive thyroid. This refers to having too much thyroid hormone in the body, an issue that is also called hyperthyroidism. Treatment may include medications to reduce the production of thyroid hormone, radioiodine therapy, or surgery to remove the thyroid.
What are TSH levels in Graves disease?
Testing TSH Levels
If you have Graves’ disease, your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level will probably be very low because the pituitary gland will try to compensate for the excess T3 and T4 hormones in the blood. It’ll stop producing TSH in an attempt to stop production of the thyroid hormones.