What symptom is typical for Graves Disease?


Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, leading to hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid). Symptoms of Graves’ disease can vary, but some common symptoms include:

Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability
Difficulty sleeping
Tremors, especially in the hands
Sweating and heat intolerance
Fatigue and weakness
Weight loss despite an increased appetite
Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
Bulging eyes (exophthalmos)
Change in menstrual cycles
Loss of hair or thinning of hair
Diarrhea
It’s important to keep in mind that not all people with Graves’ disease will experience all of these symptoms and some people may have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. An endocrinologist will be able to conduct a physical examination and run some test to confirm the diagnosis of Graves’ disease.

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