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Engram Diagnosed with Graves Disease

 
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Meeker


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Engram Diagnosed with Graves Disease Reply with quote

This is what was causing the problems with his Thyroids, just heard it on NFL Network. Ive never heard if Graves Disease....they said its treatable with medication, hope he gets better.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism. It occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland and causes it to overproduce the hormone called thyroxine. This abnormal immune response can also affect the tissue behind your eyes as well as your skin, usually on your lower legs and feet.

When you have too much thyroid hormone in your system, your body's metabolism rate can increase by 60 percent to 100 percent because thyroxine regulates your cells' metabolism. A higher metabolism can lead to a number of health problems, such as an irregular heartbeat or anxiety.

Graves' disease is rarely life-threatening. Although it may develop at any age and in either men or women, Graves' disease is more common in women and usually begins after age 20. The disorder is uncommon, affecting about five in every 10,000 people in the United States.

There's no way to stop your immune system from attacking the thyroid gland, but treatments can decrease the production of thyroxine.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/DS00181
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard of Graves disease, not familiar with it though. I hope he recovers well.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of it...glad to hear its treatable and i hope he gets better and can return to us asap!
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