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Dianne's Home Page

Dianne's Home Page is a Reality Check! If you have Graves' Disease, it will help you understand what is happening to you. If you know someone who has Graves' Disease, it will help you understand why your friend or loved one "just isn't the same!"

The Graves' Disease Page

Authored by a Medical Student ~ "A Brief History of Graves' Disease: The disease was first noted in 1786 by Caleb Hillier Parry 1755- 1822, physician from General Hospital, Bath, England. His account was published posthumously in 1825. However Graves' disease is named after the Irish physician who described several cases in London Medical Journal in 1835. Graves' disease is also known as Parry's disease. In Europe, the disease is known as Basedow's disease. It is the commonest cause of thyrotoxicosis ( the morbid condition due to overactivity of the thyroid gland)."

Elaine Moore's Graves Disease Education Site

"Welcome to Elaine Moore's personal web site, which is intended for the support and education of patients with Graves' Disease (GD) and other autoimmune thryoid disorders.

Here, you'll learn about the autoimmune nature, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Graves' Disease, and related topics such as GD in pregnancy and children, Graves' Ophthalmopathy, pretibial myxedema, subclinical thyroid conditions and thryoid lymphoma."

Debby Jass's Home Page

"Allow me to share some other interests of mine with you. The teacher in me will want you to learn something new today, but I promise that there won't be any tests! Well, if I can't educate you, I'll at least try to entertain you. When Barbara Bush made headlines with her diagnosis of Graves' Disease, my thyroid must have thought it was a "good" thing. It followed suit and I met some new friends in white coats at the Mayo Clinic."

Jean's Home Page

"In June of 1996 I was diagnosed with Grave's disease. What this means is my thyroid started working overtime and made my body go crazy. By the time I went in for a checkup, I was experiencing what felt like hell. I was losing weight at a rapid weight, no matter what I ate (when I actually had an appetite), my heart was going crazy, I couldn't stand the heat (even when it was only 70 degrees), the slightest exertion would cause my body to start trembling and I would experience severe muscle weakness."

A Special Link
Blood for Paloma

Paloma is the 15 year old daughter of a good friend of mine. She was diagnosed with Leukemia in November 2004, and has had to undergo some major treatment. She is expected to have to continue treatments until February 2007. When you think about what others have to endure, Graves' Disease is not the worst thing in the world to happen to you. Take a look and if you can, help others, help yourself.

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