Illustration of the thyroid showing the parathyroid glands

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism. If your thyroid is too active, it makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs. This is called hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems, and those over 60 years old. Grave's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes include thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, consuming too much iodine, and taking too much synthetic thyroid hormone.

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  1. Hyperthyroidism (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... thyroid problems, and those over 60 years old. Grave's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Graves disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Graves disease On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2013 What is Graves disease? Graves disease is a condition that affects the ...
  3. Graves' Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) - PDF  
    ... Disease Organizations (PDF, 269 KB). Alternate Language URL Graves' Disease Page Content On this page: What is Graves' ... through Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is Graves' disease? Gravesdisease, also known as toxic diffuse goiter, ...
  4. Graves' Disease (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... ePublications > Our ePublications > Graves' disease fact sheet ePublications Graves' disease fact sheet Print this fact sheet Graves' disease fact sheet (PDF, 495 KB) Related information ...
  5. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland ( hyperthyroidism ). An autoimmune disorder ... called hyperthyroidism. (An underactive thyroid leads to ... .) Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It ...
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Graves Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  7. Graves' Disease (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  8. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that involves overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Hallmarks of the condition ...
  9. Celiac Disease and Thyroid Conditions (Gluten Intolerance Group) - PDF  
    ... body’s immune system is attacking its own tissues. Grave’s Disease •Your Body’s immune system attacks the thyroid and causes it to produce too many thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). •Hyperthyroidism is not as common as hypothyroidism. •Common ...
  10. Associated Autoimmune Diseases (Gluten Intolerance Group) - PDF  
    ... with celiac disease - Grave’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease. Grave’s Disease: An overactive thyroid. Symptoms may include weight loss, ...
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