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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

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • high tpo and high antibodys?

    Aug. 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

    hi liz, isnt it weird i have graves and now my husband shows up with this?almost sounds like the Bush's.lol

  • high tpo and high antibodys?

    Aug. 21, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

    Thyroglobulin antibody could be Hashimotos or thyroid cancer.Thyroid peroxidase autoimmune or thyroiditis or...

  • high tpo and high antibodys?

    Aug. 21, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

    Hello everybody, admins delete this if not approbiate.I have a question.My hubby has been taking levo for...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 19, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

    Hi emmtee, My doctor said that on one side there was very little of the thyroid left and what was there was...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 19, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

    I'm glad you're doing well after your surgery. I've always wondered what happened to the thyroid after RAI....

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 19, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

    Hi everybody, TT is all done and I seem to be back to my old self, well aside from the rough gobs of glue on...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

    Good luck! I'll be sending good thoughts your way on the 16th. All of you “old timers” were so...

  • Blast from the past

    Aug. 12, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

    Oh another thing, I too had RAI and my synthoird dose only changed 3 times in 7 years. The changes occured in...

  • Blast from the past

    Aug. 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

    I have found that diet plays a big part in how my eyes are from day to day and how I actually feel. ( I feel...

  • Eyelid retraction correction surgery

    Aug. 11, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

    Hi, I would like to get your blog link regarding your upper eyelid retraction surgery. I'm seriously...

  • Eyelid surgery a breeze

    Aug. 11, 2017, 3 p.m.

    I'm considering having my upper eyelid retraction corrected. I've gone to several oculoplastics and gotten...

  • Save the Dates: Patient Events in Baltimore (Oct. 8) and Boston (Oct. 14)!

    Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

    Save the dates - the GDATF is headed to the East Coast this fall to host two patient education events!...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 9, 2017, 3:38 a.m.

    There are internal dissolvable sutures, the glue only holds together the superficial skin. I had glue, no...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 8, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

    I'm glad you were able to meet with your surgeon. It sounds like you're getting good care. My surgeon used...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 6, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

    Sending good thoughts and good wishes to you, Barbra - just like you have sent to so many of us here on the...

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