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Common Treatment Options for Graves Disease of the Eye

Posted by Rob Benhuri

Feb 23, 2015 6:06:00 PM

Graves' disease is a common form of hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. It is a condition where the body???s immune system attacks the thyroid gland causing it to enlarge and produce high levels of thyroid hormones. Excessive amounts of hormone cause symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, muscle weakness, sleeplessness, and rapid heartbeat. Inflammation and swelling in the soft tissues and muscles around the eyes can cause the eyeballs to bulge from the sockets, a distinguishing symptom of Graves??? disease.

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Treatment for Graves Disease of the Eye

Posted by Rob Benhuri

Feb 18, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Graves' Eye Disease, also known as Graves' Disease of the Eye, is an autoimmune condition. Your thyroid gland mistakenly detects harmful cells and releases antibodies to fight them. The antibodies fuse with muscles in your eye and cause many physical reactions. Some of the symptoms are bulging eyes, dry eyes, eyelid retraction, and/or red eyes. This post is a general intro to this very difficult disease, soon we will be adding many more resources to our resource library to help you understand Graves Disease of the Eye from an acupuncture/TCM point of view, and also how to manage some of the symptoms at home.

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Topics: Grave's Disease of the Eye

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