Many people with Graves’ Disease have thyroid eye disease, which is also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy or Graves’ orbitopathy. While dealing with Graves’ Disease alone can be scary, it can be even more stressful to experience eye symptoms associated with this condition, including eye swelling, pain, bulging, and double vision. I have written a few other blog posts and articles in the past on thyroid eye disease, but I figured I’d put some of the more important information in this “5 Things To Know” blog post.
The thyroid is the most important gland in the human body. It is located in the front part of the neck and has a butterfly shape. The gland secretes hormones that are responsible for numerous processes in the body and any kind of disruption in the production of these hormones can have catastrophic consequences on our health. Problems with the thyroid may be the reason for your sudden weight gain or weight loss, which is why you should always keep it functioning properly.
Karen in IL, Spring 2009
I am still blown away with one simple thing. Out of the myriads of problems I used to have that are now gone: allergies, weak nails, sinusitis, headaches, I am blown away by the lack of the return of my heart palpitations and arrythmia.
xoJane, April 05, 2016
Having my thyroid removed was a spur-of-the-moment decision.
I had a great caller on my Natural Solutions Radio show with a question on thyroid. It was so good that I had it transcribed and am posting here for all. Please share as much as possible.
The change of seasons brings the flu and pneumonia to many older people.
Thyroid eye disease, which is also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy, affects approximately 50% of those people with Graves’ Disease.
Many people with hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions have problems falling and/or staying asleep.