Graves' Disease (cont.)
In this Article
- Graves' disease facts*
- What is Graves' disease?
- What are the symptoms of Graves' disease?
- Who gets Graves' disease?
- What causes Graves' disease?
- How do I find out if I have Graves' disease?
- How is Graves' disease treated?
- What could happen if Graves' disease is not treated?
- Does pregnancy affect the thyroid?
- Do I need a thyroid test if I become pregnant?
- I have Graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to become pregnant?
- How is Graves' disease managed during pregnancy?
- Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for Graves' disease?
- For more information about Graves' disease
- Find a local Endocrinologist in your town
For more information on Graves' disease
For more information about Graves' diseases, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 or contact the following organizations:
Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service, NIDDK, NIH, DHHS
Internet Address: http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov
National Graves' Disease Foundation
Phone: 877-NGDF123 (643-3123) or 716-631-2310
Internet address: http://www.ngdf.org
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
Phone: 586-776-3900; Toll-Free: 800-598-4668 (for literature requests)
Internet Address: http://www.aarda.org
American Thyroid Association
Phone: 800-THYROID (849-7643)
Internet address: http://www.thyroid.org
The Hormone Foundation
Phone: 800-HORMONE (467-6663)
Internet address: http://www.hormone.org
David S. Cooper, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
SOURCE: womenshealth.gov. Graves' Disease.
Last Editorial Review: 6/22/2010
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