Graves Disease

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Graves Disease by Mind Map: Graves Disease

1. An autoimmune disorder that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones

2. Most commonly occurs in women ages 20-40 years old

3. Many changes and problems can occur because it affects all body systems

4. Most common endocrine disorder

5. The hallmark sign is poor thermoregulation

6. Also can be called toxic diffuse goiter

7. Can produce life-threatening problems, if not treated.

8. Testing involves- T3, T4, and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

9. Nonsurgical and surgical Management