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Symptoms of Graves Disease

Symptoms of Graves Disease: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of Graves' disease can vary between individuals. Symptoms are the result of an increased production of thyroid hormone, which leads to a stimulation or quickening of the body's metabolism.

Typical symptoms include anxiety, shaky hands, sweating, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, increased appetite, tremors, and weight loss. Some people with Graves' disease can have an abnormal swelling of the front of the neck called a goiter.

Many symptoms of Graves' disease affect the eyes. These include bulging eyes, eye puffiness, light sensitivity, and an intense stare.

Other symptoms of Graves' disease can include increased sensitivity to heat, weakness, fatigue, confusion, extremely smooth skin and changes in the nails.

Complications and some symptoms of Grave's disease can be life-threatening and include hypertension, palpitations, cardiac arrhythmia, rapid heart rate, angina and heart failure....more about Graves Disease »

Symptoms of Graves Disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Graves Disease includes the 60 symptoms listed below:

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Graves Disease: Symptom Checkers

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Graves Disease: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Graves Disease: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Graves Disease: Medical Mistakes

Graves Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Less Common Symptoms of Graves Disease:

Ocassionally other symptoms may also present themselves as symptoms of Graves Disease. 3 of the more common ones are included in the list below:

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The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Graves Disease includes:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

Click on any of the symptoms below to see a full list of other causes including diseases, medical conditions, toxins, drug interactions, or drug side effect causes of that symptom.

Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Graves Disease:

Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Weight loss due to increased energy expenditure; increased appetite, heart rate, and blood pressure; tremors, nervousness and sweating; frequent bowel movements. (Source: excerpt from Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC)

Graves' Disease: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The most common symptoms of Grave’s Disease, or thyroid over-stimulation include insomnia, irritability, weight loss without dieting, heat sensitivity, increased perspiration, fine or brittle hair, muscular weakness, eye changes, lighter menstrual flow, rapid heart beat, and hand tremors. Grave’s Disease is the only kind of hyperthyroidism that is associated with inflammation of the eyes, swelling of the tissue around the eyes, and protrusion, or bulging, of the eyes. Some patients will develop lumpy reddish thickening of the skin in front of the shins called pretibial myxedema. This skin condition is usually painless. The symptoms of this disease can occur gradually or very suddenly and are sometimes confused with other medical problems. Women can have Grave’s Disease and have no obvious symptoms at all. (Source: excerpt from Graves' Disease: NWHIC)

Graves Disease as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Graves Disease, it is also important to consider Graves Disease as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Graves Disease may cause:

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Graves Disease as a symptom:

For a more detailed analysis of Graves Disease as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Graves Disease.

Graves Disease: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Graves Disease: Graves's disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Incidence in women reports a rate of 80 cases per 100,000 women per year.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Graves Disease. This signs and symptoms information for Graves Disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Graves Disease signs or Graves Disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Graves Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Graves Disease symptoms.


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