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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

  • ANYONE HAS AN ANSWER

    March 6, 2015, 4:58 p.m.

    Hello - It sounds like the site you found had hypo/hyper reversed. Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism...

  • Waiting for Test results on Graves Disease. Kind of scared

    March 6, 2015, 4:54 p.m.

    Hello - Hopefully, you have a followup with your doctor to discuss the results. TPOab and TGab are “markers”...

  • ANYONE HAS AN ANSWER

    March 6, 2015, 2:16 p.m.

    hi thanks for your reply. i was told i had graves and i was told that i was hypo, when i search the internet...

  • Waiting for Test results on Graves Disease. Kind of scared

    March 6, 2015, 12:52 p.m.

    The doc sent me my Thyroglobulin Antibodies results: THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES <1 Range: <=1 IU/mL...

  • ANYONE HAS AN ANSWER

    March 6, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

    Hello and welcome - We are fellow patients here, not doctors, but that's certainly a puzzle why you were...

  • Waiting for Test results on Graves Disease. Kind of scared

    March 6, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

    Hello - It would be helpful for you to get a hard copy of your labs so that you can see for yourself where...

  • ANYONE HAS AN ANSWER

    March 6, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

    Hi guys, would love to know if anyone can answer my question. . i had the racing heart, was in the hospital...

  • Waiting for Test results on Graves Disease. Kind of scared

    March 6, 2015, 4:41 a.m.

    I found out my T4 reflex came back at .081. They put me on Metrolopol tatra. My shakes and heart rate are...

  • Eye update

    March 5, 2015, 12:35 p.m.

    Glad to hear that the results were so positive - wishing you all the best as you move in to the “home...

  • Waiting for Test results on Graves Disease. Kind of scared

    March 5, 2015, 12:32 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - although Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, there are other...

  • Eye update

    March 4, 2015, 8:07 p.m.

    What a wonderful update to read!! Soooo happy for you, as you get another milestone behind you on this...

  • Eye update

    March 4, 2015, 7:42 p.m.

    I'm about two months out from the eye muscle surgery and just had my check up. My eyes are very well aligned,...

  • Waiting for Test results on Graves Disease. Kind of scared

    March 4, 2015, 2:01 p.m.

    I am new here. I have ulcerative colitis and now I may have GD. I am waiting for the complete bloodwork to...

  • Just an update.

    March 2, 2015, 4:52 p.m.

    Flora: Boomer Humour - love it. You're a poet and didn't even know it - lol. I look forward to catching up...

  • Just an update.

    March 1, 2015, 10:56 a.m.

    Hi Ladies, Bumping this up just to see if anyone has caught up with Boomer - some Boomer Humour would be...

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