Diagnosis And Classification Of Graves ' Disease Essay

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Graves Disease is a condition within the immune system that appears as a result of the thyroid gland producing an overabundance of hormones. Deception occurs within the immune system of our body, eliciting a release of false, abnormal antibodies that are trying to imitate the normal chemical thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSH, by latching to the thyroid hormone receptor, TSHR, on the epithelial cells of the thyroid gland (Jin, Lawless, Sehgal, & Mchenry, 2012). This latching produces a plethora of thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, a process called hyperthyroidism (Prabhakar, 2013). Hypertrophy or goiter cells, are also stimulated due to the binding and activation of the TSHR (Menconi, Marcocci, & Marino, 2014). The mimicking results in an overproduction of hormones because the thyroid is unaware that the hormone is actually false, and thus being unaware, continues functioning regularly. This oversupply of hormones then over stimulates the body’s metabolism. As found in the review article I selected, “Diagnosis and Classification of Graves ' Disease,” sweating, quivering, intense hammering of the heart, and noticeable weight loss, are seen as results of the high metabolism (Menconi et al., 2014). The body’s reaction to the oversupply of hormones compares with the body’s first symptoms of Graves Disease. The symptoms have an effect on many Systems of the body, such as the Skeletal, Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Dermatologic and Psychiatric. The Skeletal system experiences back pain,…

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