Graves Dz

Etiology

  • Autoimmune

Risk Factors

  • Female > male
  • Ages 40-60
  • Most common cause of hyperthyroidism 50-80% of cases

Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Palpitations
  • Tremor
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Infertility
  • ED
  • Heat intolerance
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Typically progressive over 2-3m

Physical Exam Findings

  • Diffusely enlarged thyroid, sometimes bruit
  • Exopthalmous or ophthalmopathy in up to 25%

Tests