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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

  • Understanding Graves Disease Results

    March 27, 2015, 5:02 p.m.

    Oh my word…… can we chalk that up to Graves brain? This poor woman comes on here asking to have...

  • Understanding Graves Disease Results

    March 27, 2015, 4:18 p.m.

    Hi Sue - This was a diagnosis of Graves' disease. Always nice to “see” you, though!

  • Understanding Graves Disease Results

    March 27, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

    Hello, sorry about the diagnosis but glad you found us. I'm curious….. how did you get a diagnosis of...

  • Understanding Graves Disease Results

    March 27, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

    Hello and welcome! All lab results are formatted a little differently, but yes, the “value”...

  • Understanding Graves Disease Results

    March 26, 2015, 3:18 p.m.

    I received a potential Graves Disease diagnosis last week. Tonight, I received the confirmation from the Dr's...

  • hypo husband?

    March 26, 2015, 9:13 a.m.

    Hello - Obviously we're not docs here, but if a patient is symptomatic *and* out of range, it seems like the...

  • How long for muscles to heal and rebuild?

    March 26, 2015, 9:08 a.m.

    Hello - When it comes to lab work, *you* are the customer! The lab should run whatever your doctor requests....

  • hypo husband?

    March 26, 2015, 7:59 a.m.

    i have a question,my husband has been taking levo for about 10 years,he has underactive thyroid.4 month ago...

  • Managing stress and diet

    March 26, 2015, 7:38 a.m.

    hi,, that sounds so like me 20 years ago.stomach issues,always tired ect ect.this is what helped...

  • How long for muscles to heal and rebuild?

    March 26, 2015, 7:30 a.m.

    Thanks, Kimberly - like you, I hope others with shifting levels, whether due to dose changes in their ATDs or...

  • Just needed to vent

    March 25, 2015, 6:24 a.m.

    Hi Kimberly, I am finally regaining weight. I was considering scheduling a appointment with my endo, but this...

  • feeling miserable--hypo after RAI

    March 24, 2015, 3:13 p.m.

    Hello! I just saw your post and sure hope you come back. Your story was EERILY similar to mine….the...

  • feeling miserable--hypo after RAI

    March 24, 2015, 1:27 p.m.

    Hello - Thyroid eye disease is a separate issue that tends to run its own course. Hopefully, you are seeing...

  • feeling miserable--hypo after RAI

    March 24, 2015, 9:35 a.m.

    Thank you so much for the advice! I will definitely follow up with my primary for the specifics on the tests....

  • Today I was told I have Graves Disease and feel lost

    March 24, 2015, 9:29 a.m.

    Hello and welcome - I'm sorry you are going through this, but glad that you found us. First, did your doctor...

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