Graves’ disease is an unfortunate name for a medical condition, but with appropriate and timely treatment (Read: 8 Things your Doctor won’t tell you about Graves Disease) you can definitely feel optimistic about reversing it.
Graves’ Disease treatment is so important for avoiding major health risks down the road (Read: The 4 biggest concerns with Graves Disease you need to know). Let’s discuss what causes Graves’ disease, and what you can do about it today.
Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are actually more related than you might think. Some patients even produce antibodies that both stimulate and block the thyroid’s function.
It is also curious to note that both conditions can show up within the same family, the conditions share certain susceptibility genes, and they both result in lymphocytic infiltration of the thyroid and possibly areas of cell death1.