Graves disease is an
Diffuse thyrotoxic goiter
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The thyroid gland is an important organ of the
If the body makes too much thyroid hormone, the condition is called hyperthyroidism. (An underactive thyroid leads to
Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It is caused by an abnormal immune system response that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormones. Graves disease is most common in women over age 20. However, the disorder may occur at any age and may affect men as well.