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Graves Disease In Men

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 15, 2007
  • 01:05 PM

How many men get this disease? My dad was diagonsed with thi this year. I would like to know what to expect with him

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  • though not as common as women, both my sister and mother has it but my dad doesn.t not that i know of. doctors will decide the appropiate treatment :/
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  • Hi! Google Graves Disease. I'm a woman and just found out by accident I have it. Men do get it but for some reason it's more common in woman. Which one do they have? High or low and are they now are meds? Do they have edema?Swelling of arms hands or legs. You could get it because it's in the gene's. Eat right exerise read up on symp. write a list of them so you will know if you start to have things going wrong. Body wise. Stress affects it so try to take breaks from everyday things. Pass infor to mon and sister. Hope you don't get it and hope they get better! Good luck!ithurts
    ithurts 12 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
    • 03:35 PM
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  • Hi! Google Graves Disease. I'm a woman and just found out by accident I have it. Men do get it but for some reason it's more common in woman. Which one do they have? High or low and are they now are meds? Do they have edema?Swelling of arms hands or legs. You could get it because it's in the gene's. Eat right exerise read up on symp. write a list of them so you will know if you start to have things going wrong. Body wise. Stress affects it so try to take breaks from everyday things. Pass infor to mon and sister. Hope you don't get it and hope they get better! Good luck!ithurtsyes it is very uncommen for men to get it, i was diagnosed when i was 28, but they believe i may have had it for many years... and btw it is in your genes, but it is not passed down thru them and eating right and exercising do not have ANYTHING to do with getting better, or reducing the thyroid gland. Only medication and many radioactive iodine treatments will help, for me this will be a life long process
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 30, 2009
    • 00:43 AM
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  • Although it is very uncommon in men, there are other types of hyperthyroidism that are more common in men, like Toxic Nodular. 1. They both are forms of hyperthyroidism, 2. heart palpitations are a symptom of both, 3. weight loss is a common symptom. Here are the differences between them. Graves disease mostly effects women, while toxic nodular mostly effects men. Graves disease is genetic, while toxic nodular is aquired environmentally (anything that speeds up your BMR to the point that you are hyperthyroid, overexercise, certain medications, and overconsumption of B vitamins, Iodine, or zinc. Decreased libido is a symptom of Graves, while those with toxic nodular may not have any problems with their libido or may actually have increase in libido. Toxic nodular is mostly more mild and many may not have any severe symptoms for years. Those with toxic nodular mostly do not have any eye problems, and goiter is usually very mild and is usually temporary, while in graves goiter is severe and is permenant. Besides the excess weight loss, individuals with toxic nodular look pretty healthy, this is what causes this form of hyperthyroidism to go undaignosed. If you have toxic nodular, the good news is that if it is a very mild case, all you have to do is make lifestyle changes and avoid iodine and consuming certain nutrients and you're fixed. Graves, almost always needs drugs, radioactive iodine, or surgery. How do i know this? My doctor told me and she suspects that I may have Toxic Nodular Hyperthyroidism.
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