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Patient Bulletins



The Graves’ Disease  and Thyroid Foundation has posted informational “Bulletins” on Graves’ disease to our website.
These bulletins cover several areas of concern that are beneficial to patients and family members. The bulletins are in pdf form so they're printable from your home computer. If you have any suggestions on topics you would like information on, send us a message in the Contact Us section of our website.

Topics

Diagnosis & Treatment Options

1. Graves' Disease – Hyperthyroidism

2. Treating Graves' with radioactive iodine

3. Tapazole and Propylthiouracil in Graves' Disease

4. Treatment of Graves' Disease - An Overview

5. Thyroidectomy for Graves' - Surgical Option

6. Thyroid Hormone Replacement and other Medications

7. Treating Graves' - different strokes for different folks

8. Beta Blockers in Graves' Disease

Graves’ Eye Disease

9.  Graves' Disease - Eye Interventions

10. Graves' Ophthalmopathy - What Is It?

11. Graves' Disease - Rehabilitative Surgery

12. Graves' Disease - Eyelid Surgery

13. Eye Changes with Graves' - Continuing Concepts

14. Graves' Disease – Double Vision

15. Graves' Ophthalmopathy and Radiation Therapy

16. Dry eyes

17. Glaucoma and Graves' Disease

18. Anatomical Pictures of Normal vs. Graves' Eye Muscles

19. Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes

20. Thyroid Related Orbitopathy (TRO)

21. Graves' Eye Disease - treating the inflamed phase

22. A Letter From Your Eye Doctor

Psychosocial & Emotional Effects

23. Living with Graves' Disease

24. Me, Bush and Graves’ Disease

25. Living With a Rare Disorder - I

26. Living With a Rare Disorder - II

27. Living With a Rare Disorder - III

28. An Open Letter to Husbands of Graves' Patients

29. Graves' Disease - A Man's Perspective

30. Neuropsychiatric Complaints in Graves' patients

31. Unmasking and Dealing with Depression - I

32. Unmasking and Dealing with Depression – II

33. Mind & Body Connection - attitudes affect your health

34. What’s Wrong With Me

Other Topics

35. Graves' Disease and Pregnancy

36. Students & Graves’

37. Osteoporosis and Thyroid Disease

38. Signs & Symptoms of Thyroid Disease (illustrated)

39. Signs and Symptoms - Thyroid Disease in Children

40. Cholesterol Management in Graves' Disease

41. What to Ask Your Doctor? A Good Question

42. Understanding Your Blood Tests

43. Nutrition

44. Food and Drug Interactions

45. Graves' patients & Non-prescription drugs

46.  Graves' Disease and Pregnancy Planning - 2010

47.  Graves' Disease and Pregnancy - 2010

48.  Thyroid Ultrasound 101

49.  A Short History of Graves' Disease Reporting in North American Newspapers

50.  Radioiodine Treatment for Thyroid Disease

51.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Bulletin Board Coverage Through July 29th

    July 22, 2015, 7:17 p.m.

    Hi all – Just a quick note that the forum will have limited facilitator coverage until Wednesday, July 29th....

  • Orbital Decompression

    July 21, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

    I had bilateral lateral orbital wall decompressions with some fat removal. At the six week postop visit, my...

  • Orbital Decompression

    July 21, 2015, 6:52 a.m.

    I am about two weeks out from my orbital decompression. The surgery went well and the bruising is almost...

  • New and ?s

    July 17, 2015, 8:48 p.m.

    Thank you Kimberly! I will only be out of the country for about two weeks. And,whenever I begin to go hypo my...

  • New and ?s

    July 16, 2015, 6:26 p.m.

    Hello and welcome! Most patients actually do well after treatment for Graves'…but you aren't seeing...

  • New and ?s

    July 14, 2015, 11:23 p.m.

    Hi All, Sooo glad to have found this group. I was diagnosed late in May with a mild form of Graves and tried...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 12, 2015, 7:15 p.m.

    Hi ccorhn, Great news! So happy for you. Good news reminds us all that there is light at the end of the...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 10, 2015, 5:28 a.m.

    Thanks flora!! Cindy

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 9, 2015, 5:31 p.m.

    Hi ccorhn - Although I'm on a different pathway on this journey of ours (the ATD trail), I just have to tell...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 9, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

    Yes, Kimberly he did want to not do RAI, but since he wouldn't treat me with meds, I saw it as the only...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 9, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

    @ccorhn - Thanks for the update! I thought that from your previous post, your doc had wanted you to avoid RAI...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 8, 2015, 4:57 p.m.

    I had a total thyroidectomy because I have the eye disease. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, the...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 8, 2015, 2:10 p.m.

    Had an appointment with my endo yesterday and got some answers finally. I'm not sure it's the correct...

  • Peripheral neuropathy and leg cramps

    July 2, 2015, 3:42 p.m.

    JEH Please post back here if you ever resolve this. I have had exactly the same problems you describe. It...

  • Double Vision

    July 2, 2015, 7:40 a.m.

    SteveS, at 35 prism diopters on one eye, usually the nondominant eye, it cuts your vision pretty much. They...

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