Hygia Care

Graves’ Disease:

An immune system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland in the throat
(thyroid).

           Rare
          Fewer than 1 million cases per year (India)

  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging always required
  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
    The thyroid overproduces hormones. The condition is more common in
    women under the age of 40.
    Symptoms include anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss,
    puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid.
    Treatment includes medication, radioiodine therapy and surgery


    Ages affected
  • 0-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-13
  • 14-18
  • 19-40
  • 41-60
  • 60+
    Symptoms include anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss, puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid.

    People may experience:
    Tremor: in the hands
    Whole body: excess sweating, excessive hunger, fatigue, heat
    intolerance, high blood pressure, or sweating
    Heart: fast heart rate, irregular heart rate, or palpitations
    Eyes: abnormal protrusion of eyes, puffy eyes, or watery eyes
    Also common: absence of menstruation, anxiety, diarrhoea, enlarged  thyroid, graves’ ophthalmopathy, hair loss, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, overactive thyroid, or weight loss