Graves Disease Treatment in Dubai, UAE at CMC Hospital Dubai
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Graves Disease Treatment in Dubai at Clemenceau Medical Center

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone, resulting in hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, is responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism.

Graves Disease Symptoms

The symptoms of Graves’ disease vary and can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Heat intolerance
  • Increased sweating
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Bulging eyes
  • A goiter / visible swelling in the neck in some cases

Graves Disease Treatment

Treatment for Graves’ disease may involve:

  • Medication – Anti-thyroid medications can help to block the production of thyroid hormones.
  • Radioactive iodine therapy – Radioactive iodine therapy involves taking a pill that contains radioactive iodine, which is absorbed by the thyroid gland and destroys thyroid cells.
  • Surgery – Removing the thyroid gland may be necessary in severe cases or if other treatments are not effective
  • Beta blockers – These may also be prescribed to help manage symptoms such as rapid heartbeat and tremors

In addition to medical treatment, lifestyle changes may also help manage Graves’ disease such as a eating healthy, more regular exercise, reduced stress, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.

It’s important to note that untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis.

FAQ's

The exact cause of Graves' disease is not fully known and it could be a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Women are more likely to develop graves diseas and it often runs in families.

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