Graves' disease is usually characterized by Heat intolerance, Sweating of hands,Muscle weakness
, Weight loss
, Anxiety, Palpitations, Diarrhea
along with a diffuse goitre and eye signs. Treatment depends on age and size of goitre.
Younger patients with small goitres and mild case - 18-month course antithyroid drugs
is usually recommended.
Older patients with small goitres - same as above or radioiodine therapy (preferably when euthyroid).
Large goitres or moderate-to-severe cases - antithyroid drugs until euthyroid, then surgery or radioiodine therapy.
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