Published in Health and Medicine Week, August 22nd, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "Graves' disease is an autoimmune process in which the thyroid gland is stimulated by autoantibodies, leading to hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroid function, primarily affecting women in their 40s and 50s."
"Treatment may involve oral radioiodine, which is taken up by the follicular cells of the thyroid, where it emits ionizing radiation to promote destruction of those cells. Radioiodine therapy is typically safe, effective, and inexpensive," wrote...
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