Grave’ disease is an autoimmune disorder, which makes a normal functioning thyroid to produce thyroid hormones in excess. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism or grave’s disease. Diagnosing grave’s disease is a challenging task; hence it is very important that the symptoms are examined thoroughly to have a correct diagnosis. Some common symptoms are anxiety, protruding or bulging eyes, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, unexplained weight loss.
Grave’s disease is a kind of hyperthyroidism which causes swelling and bulging out of the eyes. The exact cause of the disease is said to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. For example if a person in your family such as your mother or father has a tendency to develop auto immune disorder then it may be passed on to the progeny.
However sometimes some bacterial infection may also trigger this condition indirectly because the antibiotic for that infection many cause some reaction which affects some other organs too apart from the unhealthy tissue.
The good news is that there are many treatments available for this disease. Treatments include the ant-thyroid drugs whose action is to optimise the production of thyroid hormones. Anti-thyroid drugs include drugs such as Carbimazole, methimazole, etc.
However along with drugs, which usually cause some side effects, there are some diet changes also which re helpful in managing this disease. These include berries like raspberries, strawberries, etc. They are rich source of antioxidants which boost immune system. Milk products are also advised to take in abundance because Grave’s disease weakens your muscles and bone, hence you should get ample amount of calcium from dairy products like milk, curd etc.
Also eating vegetables like cauliflower, kale, broccoli helps in maintaining the thyroid level. These vegetables will not treat the symptoms but will help in managing the amount of hormones produced.