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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

52. Playing on One String - Day to Day Life With Graves'

53. Deciphering Scientific Studies: Join the "Journal Club"!

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • 20 years post RAI, suddenly hyper on same dose Syn

    April 8, 2021, 12:26 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - as you noted, patients do often need tweaks in dosage as they age. Another thought is...

  • Graves Disease and Radioactive Iodine Treatment

    April 7, 2021, 1:36 p.m.

    That's Great Samantha. Good Luck with school!

  • New TED diagnosis

    April 7, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

    Are they treating your thyroid? TED doesn't just happen by itself. It's usually related to issues such as...

  • 20 years post RAI, suddenly hyper on same dose Syn

    April 7, 2021, 1:18 p.m.

    Graves diagnosis 1997, age 37, tx RAI. After adjustment period, Synthroid level stable with brief periods of...

  • New TED diagnosis

    April 1, 2021, 10:48 a.m.

    Just a note that this is very individual. The GDATF hosted a recent webinar on long-term use of antithyroid...

  • New TED diagnosis

    March 31, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

    You still have a thyroid which could at any time randomly chug out more hormone, or less, overriding the...

  • Graves and glucose

    March 31, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

    Hi Kimberly, When I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism my fasting glucose was a bit on the high side...

  • New TED diagnosis

    March 30, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

    Thank you so much for your response. I have had a recent CT scan of the orbits which found increased orbital...

  • Graves and glucose

    March 23, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - Graves' disease (and all that comes with it) is definitely overwhelming. The key for now...

  • TED not getting better

    March 21, 2021, 9:36 a.m.

    Thank you all for the advice and kind words. A doctor did mention Tepezza to me, however they didn't think I...

  • TED not getting better

    March 21, 2021, 3:48 a.m.

    Tepezza, which is given as a series of infusions, does work. I have a friend whose TED course has been very...

  • Graves and glucose

    March 20, 2021, 9:40 a.m.

    Hi everyone, I’m new here. To give you some quick background - I was diagnosed with Graves following 2...

  • New TED diagnosis

    March 20, 2021, 4:03 a.m.

    You will need to be followed by an oculoplastic surgeon familiar with Graves. At each visit, pressures should...

  • New TED diagnosis

    March 19, 2021, 7:34 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - hopefully, you will get some responses here, but you might also check out our Facebook...

  • New TED diagnosis

    March 17, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

    Recently diagnosed with early stages of TED. Doctor advised Selenium, low sodium diet, sleeping head...

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