Graves’ Disease is an autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive, producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis). It is far less common than an UNDERactive/ hyPOthyroid.
HypERactive thyroid is caused by thyroid autoantibodies that activate the TSH-receptor, thereby stimulating thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion, and thyroid growth (enlarged goiter).
Symptoms include bulging eyes and a goitre.
Below – Bugleweed alleviates an overactive thyroid.