Graves' disease is thought to be an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid that causes overproduction of thyroid hormones. Hallmarks of the condition are bulging eyes (exophthalmos), heat intolerance, increased energy, difficulty sleeping, weight loss, palpitation, diarrhea, and anxiety.
Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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