Graves' disease facts for kids
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. In people affected by the disease, the thyroid produces a bigger quantity of hormones than normal, which is commonly known as hyperthyroidism. It occurs more often in women than men.
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Most common causes of hyperthyroidism by age
Marty Feldman used his bulging eyes, caused by Graves' disease, for comedic effect.
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