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What is graves disease?


Asked By: Sarthak Mammen



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An immune system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland in the throat (thyroid). Thyroid gland Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes your thyroid gland to create too much thyroid hormone. What is Graves' disease? Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid. Graves' disease involves an overactive thyroid gland and results in an overproduction of thyroid hormones, or hyperthyroidism. But in Graves' disease, a malfunction in the body's immune system releases abnormal antibodies that mimic TSH.

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