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Graves Disease

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Children's Chronic Diseases | 0 comments

Graves Disease

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to produce too much thyroxine. It is the most common form of hyperthyroidism. When thyroxine levels are high the patient’s metabolic rate increases; this can have an effect on their physical appearance as well as moods. Graves’ disease is rarely life-threatening. Patients commonly have mild symptoms of Graves’ ophthalmopathy. Exophthalmos means bulging or protruding eyes. Graves’ ophthalmopathy...

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. This often results in type of paralysis in most affected people. It is a rare medical condition only affecting 1 or 2 people in every 100,000. Most experts believe that GBS is an autoimmune disorder. These chronic illnesses happen when the immune system, which usually protects us by attacking any invading organisms that may harm the body, mistakes the body’s own cells for foreign material and begins to attack them. Symptoms are very...

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Hashimotos Syndrome

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Children's Chronic Diseases | 0 comments

Hashimotos Syndrome

Hashimotos Syndrome is a chronic disorder that affects your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck. In Hashimoto’s disease, aka chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, your immune system attacks your thyroid gland. The resulting inflammation often leads to an underactive thyroid gland. The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary widely, depending on the severity of hormone deficiency. These symptoms can be: Fatigue and sluggishness Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Pale, dry skin A puffy face Hoarse voice An elevated blood...

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