Write An Essay On Graves Disease

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Graves' disease only affects about 2-3% of the population (“About Graves’ Disease”). It's a very rare disease that is not taken as seriously as it should be by people. Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease. This disorder results in the overproduction of the thyroid hormone which is called hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is an uncommon disease, but is usually found throughout women under the age of 40. I was diagnosed with Graves' disease about a year ago, but I have had it for my whole life. It has affected so many aspects of my life and my well-being. It is actually a very hard Disease to deal with, and many people have problems trying to live with it. Some people say that doctors are already taking this disease seriously, but …show more content…

People who have Graves' disease can end up suffering from pregnancy issues, heart disorders, and brittle bones. According to the Mayo Clinic, some pregnancy issues that people with Graves' disease can suffer from are miscarriage, preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunction, poor fetal growth, maternal heart failure, and preeclampsia. When you have hyperthyroidism but you want a child you have to put all of these factors in to place. Thinking of all the disorders your baby could possibly have because of your disease is terrifying. The heart disorders people can suffer from are heart rhythm disorders, changes in the structure and function of the heart muscles, and congestive heart failure, which is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to the body. The bone disorder people can suffer from is osteoporosis (Mayo Clinic). People that have Graves' disease and then also gain these disorders on top of it because of their disease have so much to deal with. People need to stop thinking that Graves' disease isn't as important as other diseases because it affects people and their lives a fair amount. Adding on to these complications is thyroid

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