Living With a Rare Disorder – I

Are you the kind of person who wants to know everything you can about your illness or would you rather not know any more than necessary? It’s generally assumed that the more you know the better. You’re encouraged to ask your doctor questions, to read all you can about your disease and to attend meetings…

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Me, Bush and Graves’ Disease

Many thyroid patients face an emotional roller coaster. George and Barbara Bush have given an overactive thyroid a certain cachet. In the public mind, Graves’ disease is now seen as a “good-news” ailment, not at all bad to have. So when the President’s irregular heart beat was attributed to his thyroid gland, everyone breathed a…

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Living with Graves’ Disease

Many people ask: “What can I do about my Graves’ disease”? When you feel helpless and powerless, a sense of hopelessness sets in. Although your Graves’ disease will not go away, there are many things you can do to have a greater sense of mastery in your life. What you eat, what you do, what…

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