Graves' disease is the only kind of hyperthyroidism that has inflammation of the eyes, swelling of the tissues around the eyes, and bulging of the eyes. Graves-Basedow disease, also known simply as Graves' disease.Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies that mimic the effects of the hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone produced by the pituitary gland.

Thanks to a mixture of traditional medicine and stress relieving techniques, you can avail of a natural cure for Graves disease. There are actually many different groups that offer a package of various stress reduction methods and dietary alterations to fit lifestyles and budgets of different Graves disease sufferers.

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease. It is a health problem wherein a person's immune system attacks the thyroid glands. And consequently, it causes the same gland to produce too much thyroxin hormone.

The symptoms of this skin condition include the white patches that can be found in the skin including the face, torso and limbs, white patches in the mucous membranes, around the eyes, mouth and nostrils, the premature graying of the hair and sun sensitivity.

Other notable Graves disease symptoms are weight loss, irregular heart beat, more hair loss, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, goiter and irritability.

A complication of Graves Disease is known as thyroid storm. This may lead to heart, kidney or liver failure if left untreated. The common symptoms are extreme irritability, rapid heart rate, high fever, vomiting, delirium, high blood pressure and some even lead to coma.

Remedies used in the treatment of Graves' disease:

Licorice is widely known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Abundant in polyphenol, a type of antioxidant, it inhibits the hyper active thyroid glands and thus considerably lowers the effect of symptoms like anxiety, irritability and weight loss.

Radish: Graves disease natural therapies include cruciferous vegetables, which are considered to be very good suppressants of the production of thyroid hormones. But the best of them is the radish.

Thiamin is responsible for the production of energy of the body. Riboflavin and Flaxseed are important for the typical glandular functioning. Lecithin is one of the essential vitamins to help Graves Disease as it aids the digestion of fat and it has a protecting feature for the cells.

The other treatments available for this condition is radioactive iodine treatment, anti-thyroid medications, beta blockers, and surgery.

Subtotal thyroidectomy, in which a surgeon removes most of the thyroid gland and renders it incapable of overproducing thyroid hormone. Surgery may be the best option in certain situations, such as patients with large multinodular goiters where the thyroid gland is interfering with swallowing.

Another alternative therapy for Graves disease is a change in diet. Foods to avoid include cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and peaches.Alternative treatments for Graves Disease are available including acupuncture, as well as yoga, deep breathing, and meditation. This combination of exercises and relaxation techniques can help allow for the normal functions of the thyroid gland.

The use of antithyroid drugs can be one best treatment for Graves disease. They can be extremely helpful especially if you are going to undergo thyroid surgery.

Graves disease natural cure will greatly improve your health, rid your body from harmful toxins and prevent further complications.

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28 thoughts on “Autoimmune Diseases Of The Eye

  1. noria

    what is the difference between the diseases albinism and leukoderma ?
    leukoderma meand defeciency of melanin during its production and due to its deficiency our body eyes or hair became pale white and our eyes become pink . its hereditary . as far as albinism is cocerned italso deals with the same factors . i am a 10th grade student . please help me out

    1. Averageguy

      Albinos are born that way.They don’t have any pigment at all right from birth.It is a genetic condition.And the depigmentation is complete.Their whole body is devoid of any pigmentation…even their hair is discolored.

      But in case of leucoderma,the onset is usually after the teenage.The loss of pigmentation is patchy.And it is mostly due to an autoimmune disorder.

  2. gfyrcfrtcfgjvhj

    Why does my left eye start to close when I become tired?
    My left eye is always smaller than my right, but it becomes pretty noticeable when I don’t get enough sleep. My left looks like it is nearly shut when I am really tired. There isn’t any pain or twitching, and I don’t feel anything, but I want to know if this is something to worry about.

    1. Recrease

      i think your problem is in your eyelid i will advice you to go to doctor and get a check up im not scaring you but i think its myasthenia gravis it occurs when you are tired sometimes not but it is noticeably in the eyelid myasthenia gravis is a autoimmune disease that needs a medical help theirs no cure to this disease but their is a treatment.Dont worry just my opinion im not a doctor but im a myasthenia gravis researcher the best thing you can do is to go to the doctor now!hope it helps god bless you

  3. Kellyn25

    How many people out there are a little sceptical about flu shots and other vaccines?
    Just seems like science cures one problem and creates 10 more in its place.
    I’m not saying that vaccines dont help in some way…but what are they CAUSING??? Seems to me with the introduction of flu shots, more and more are getting the flu.
    Please I dont need medicial numbers thrown at me, I can see with my own eyes, and have heard others wondering why they come down with the worst flu of their lives after getting the first flu shot of their lives.

    1. onlymatch4u

      A recent study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that vaccinating young children against the flu appeared to have no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons.

      At first glance, the data did suggest that children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years derived some protection from vaccination in these years. But after adjusting for potentially relevant variables, the researchers concluded that “significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting” examined.
      Additionally, a Group Health study found that flu shots do not protect elderly people against developing pneumonia — the primary cause of death resulting as a complication of the flu. Others have questioned whether there is any mortality benefit with influenza vaccination. Vaccination coverage among the elderly increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now, but there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza or pneumonia. There is some evidence that flu shots cause Alzheimer’s disease, most likely as a result of combining mercury with aluminum and formaldehyde. Mercury in vaccines has also been implicated as a cause of autism.

      Three other serious adverse reactions to the flu vaccine are joint inflammation and arthritis, anaphylactic shock (and other life-threatening allergic reactions), and Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralytic autoimmune disease.

      One credible hypothesis that explains the seasonal nature of flu is that influenza is a vitamin D deficiency disease.

      Vitamin D levels in your blood fall to their lowest point during flu seasons. Unable to be protected by the body’s own antibiotics (antimicrobial peptides) that are released by vitamin D, a person with a low vitamin D blood level is more vulnerable to contracting colds, influenza, and other respiratory infections. Studies show that children with rickets, a vitamin D-deficient skeletal disorder, suffer from frequent respiratory infections, and children exposed to sunlight are less likely to get a cold. The increased number of deaths that occur in winter, largely from pneumonia and cardiovascular diseases, are most likely due to vitamin D deficiency.

      Unfortunately, now, for the first time, flu vaccination is also being pushed for virtually all children — not just those under 5. This is a huge change. Previously, flu vaccine was recommended only for youngsters under 5, who can become dangerously ill from influenza. This year, the government is recommending that children from age 6 months to 18 years be vaccinated, expanding inoculations to 30 million more school-age children.

      The government argues that while older children seldom get as sick as the younger ones, it’s a bigger population that catches flu at higher rates, so the change should cut missed school, and parents’ missed work when they catch the illness from their children. Of course, this policy ignores the fact that a systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo.

      Here’s an excellent web site for you to see a very in-depth video regarding vaccinations in general. This video is well documented and informative. Everyone in the U.S. should see it before deciding to pollute their blood stream with so called “modern medicine” that is really “MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH.”

      good luck to you

  4. judy h

    What causes rotting bone and tissue around the left sinus and eye socket, complete loss of nasal septrum ?
    Have thick yellow discharge with blood and nerve damage on left side of face with dumbness. Chronic headache, severe throat drainage. Bone scans show numerous defects. Said to light up like a X-mas Tree. Have had 7 surgeries and seen 3 ENTs, rare diseases specialist and oral surgeons. I had artificial bone graphs on that side for implants several years ago.

    1. SAWGIRL

      There is a disease called Wegener’s granulomatosis. it is very rare and is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body’s natural defences to attack it’s own tissue. It sounds like you have already had numerous tests to try and find a cause, ask your Dr about the possibility of Wegeners.

  5. goudaguy777

    Does anyone know any cool diseases with interesting symptoms?
    We have to do a project about a disease and we want to pick a disease that is really rare that no one knows and has weird symtoms and cures.

    1. Dr. House

      Someone called for information on rare diseases?

      A classic case of rare diseases would include Erdheim-Chester Disease. It’s an autoimmune disease where the cause of onset is not well known. It’s a condition known as histiocytosis, proliferation and infiltration of macrophages and lymphocytes in various organs of the body. Symptoms include the destruction of long bones, neurological ataxia, vasopressin deficiency, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and dyspnea. Diagnosis is extremely difficult due to the fact that there’s only been around a hundred cases or so in the history of medicine. Treatment is Interferon, high dose corticosteroids, and surgical removal of fibrosis.

      Wilson’s Disease is a deficiency in the ATP7B gene that leads to the inability of the body to eliminate copper through the bile. The result is high levels of copper in the body that can lead to various symptoms including neurological problems with movement, esophageal varices, jaundice, hepatic encephalopathy, and other associated liver disease. A quick way of diagnosing Wilson’s Disease is through the appearance of Kaiser Fleischer rings around the cornea of the eyes. Another diagnosis is high levels of plasma copper but low levels of ceruloplasmin. There’s no cure for this disease besides transplanting a liver that has functional ATP7B genes. Symptoms can be treated by a diet low on copper as well as starting the patient either on chelating agents or higher dose Zinc with no copper supplements to stimulate metallothionein production.

      Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome is a mutation in the HGPRTase gene that is responsible for salvaging nuclear bases to make nucleotides. It is a rare genetic condition found in infant males that results in severe gout and neurological symptoms such as mental retardation, self mutilation, and poor motor control. This disease, unfortunately, has no cure.

      EDIT: To the answerer above me, I appreciate fans, but I hate imposters. This is my normal clothes. Unlike you, I’m not an animated character. From your answer, it appears that you also have the IQ of one, well played.

  6. BeAuTyXqUeEn

    Which doctor should i call to get diagnosed for thyroid disease?
    I have eye browel loss and i can’t stop cracking my knuckles and cracking my neck

  7. Anonymous

    What is the disease/virus that causes intense hair loss?
    I know of someone with such a problem, its not just the crown of the head hair but the eye brows too etc etc.

    Wondering what the disease it. The treatment for it is an injection on the head every three months. Anyone got any idea what it is?

    1. Unclebernie

      God all these idiots who feel it necessary to open their pie holes when they have no idea what they are talking about. It’s these morons who make Yahoo Answers so gay.

      All these morons aside, it sounds like you are talking about “Alopecia Universalis” and the treatment is a steroid injection- though there are other drugs such as TNF inhibitors which also can help alleviate the condition some.
      Unlike other forms of alopecia, this one affects all hair on the head, even body and facial hair. It’s generally caused by an autoimmune reaction to one’s own hair (thus the reason immune suppressants like Etanercept and steroid injections can help).

      Thank you in advance for your best answer vote, and I now unfortunately must return you to the teaming sea of morons at Yahoo Answers.

  8. kowhai51

    my immune system is deteriorating what does this mean?
    I have an autoimmune disease sjogrens syndrome, and have now been told by my Dr that my immune system is deteriorating. There is no known cause and no cure for this disease so has anyone any suggestions please?
    i do not have aids thankyou for your suggestions.

    1. hello

      Researchers think Sjögren’s syndrome is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Several different genes appear to be involved, but scientists are not certain exactly which ones are linked to the disease since different genes seem to play a role in different people. For example, there is one gene that predisposes Caucasians to the disease. Other genes are linked to Sjögren’s in people of Japanese, Chinese, and African American descent. Simply having one of these genes will not cause a person to develop the disease, however. Some sort of trigger must activate the immune system.

      Scientists think that the trigger may be a viral or bacterial infection. It might work like this: A person who has a Sjögren’s-associated gene gets a viral infection. The virus stimulates the immune system to act, but the gene alters the attack, sending fighter cells (lymphocytes) to the eye and mouth glands. Once there, the lymphocytes attack healthy cells, causing the inflammation that damages the glands and keeps them from working properly. These fighter cells are supposed to die after their attack in a natural process called apoptosis, but in people with Sjögren’s syndrome, they continue to attack, causing further damage. Scientists think that resistance to apoptosis may be genetic.

      The possibility that the endocrine and nervous systems play a role is also under investigation.

      Treatment is different for each person, depending on what parts of the body are affected. But in all cases, the doctor will help relieve your symptoms, especially dryness. For example, you can use artificial tears to help with dry eyes and saliva stimulants and mouth lubricants for dry mouth. Treatment for dryness is described in more detail below.

      If you have extraglandular involvement, your doctor–or the appropriate specialist–will also treat those problems. Treatment may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for joint or muscle pain, saliva- and mucus-stimulating drugs for nose and throat dryness, and corticosteroids or drugs that suppress the immune system for lung, kidney, blood vessel, or nervous system problems. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, and cyclophosphamide are examples of such immunosuppressants (drugs that suppress the immune system). {I am on Plaquenil for Lupus & APS.}

      Through basic research on the immune system, autoimmunity, genetics, and connective tissue diseases, researchers continue to learn more about Sjögren’s syndrome. As they get a better understanding of the genes involved and which environmental factors trigger disease and how, they’ll be able to develop more effective treatments. For example, gene therapy studies suggest that we may someday be able to insert molecules into salivary glands that will control inflammation and prevent their destruction. Other research focuses on how the immune and hormonal systems work in people who have Sjögren’s and on the natural history of the disease (learning how it affects people by following those who have it).

      Researchers are also looking into the use of the salivary stimulant pilocarpine for dry eyes. Other researchers are testing immune modulating drugs to treat the glandular inflammation. A drug called cevimeline has recently been approved for treating dry mouth. Work on developing an artificial salivary gland is in progress.

      The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is conducting several studies on Sjögren’s syndrome designed to help scientists better understand, manage, and treat the disease. Some focus on the disease’s natural history, while others test potential new treatments. Talk to your doctor if you’d like more information about these clinical trials.

      What organs is this effecting for you?

  9. lovelylis811

    What is the cause of severe dry eyes?
    I been using advaced oyasys contact because of dry eyes, also using rewetting eye drop, but still my eyes are getting drier and contact is not comfortable, i wonder why?

    1. KIZIAH

      There is a disease called scleroderma that affects the skin and the mucous membranes. It’s one of those autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. You might want to read up on it and see if you have any other symptoms. Also, there may be something wrong with the contacts. See an ophthalmologist if the problem doesn’t clear up soon.

  10. Thea

    Is it possible to save an eye from a big trauma if the optic nerve is intact?
    My brother was hit with a big rock in the face and it damaged left eye.
    From what i understood from the doctors the optic nerve is intact but the rest of the eye is compromised. They want to remove it completely!
    My question is: is it possible with some kind of technology during surgery to save his eye even though the vision will not be 100% as before?
    Or is it possible to have an eye transplant if the optic nerve is intact?

  11. number VI

    What other types of diseases are embryonic stem cell researchers hoping to cure (besides Parkinson’s disease)?
    I am doing a biology research assignment and I’m wondering what other types of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, is hoping to be cured through the use of embryonic stem cell treatments. I understand that some people are against this method and all but this is just for a school research assignment 🙂

    Any personal experiences are welcome or general knowledge is fine too.

    Thanks a lot!

  12. Where's the Love Button?

    How come I only get the bad effects of alcohol?
    It makes my eyes fuzzy and makes me feel sick but it doesn’t make me feel happy or anything like it seems to for other people, why is this? Is it because I hardly ever drink or something?

    1. songsalieri

      It may simply be genetic. Different people of different heritages are affected differently by alcohol. Then again, it could be something as simple as carboholism or food allergy. For example, someone with a mild allergy to certain grains may not even know it but have adverse reactions to certain grain based alcohol. Some people can drink wine but not beer. Some chemical imbalances in one”s body can cause bad reactions as can some autoimmune diseases such as arthritis or ms and people with those ailments coupled with genetics or food allergies tend to get stuck with bad effects only experiences. One last consideration is simply you aren,t getting enough water to counterbalance dehydration caused by alcohol. If that is the case, a cup of coffee would leave you feeling sickk also. Drinking more often will not help. It could actually hurt you in the long run. Many who don,t get fun effects from alcohol do get a mellow from energy drinks containing B vitamins, and they don’t impair judgement, so why not try an Ubermonster or something?

  13. j

    What type of doctor should I see for hives?
    The regular doctor just isn’t cutting it. Should I start with an Allergist, a Dermatologist, or a doctor who specializes in Autoimmune Diseases? Not sure what the last one is really called. I can’t figure out what I am allergic to because NOTHING has changed and it happened suddenly. Nothing has worked to clear them. My skin is practically dead from all the Benadryl ointment so it doesn’t itch AS bad. Help please 🙁 it’s been three weeks…

    1. Tara J

      My doctor was pretty useless in this department as well. She tells me hives are usually caused by an allergy (duh) and so is the swelling (I have facial swelling, mostly eyes and lips) and it only happens in the winter (go figure) She told me I would probably never find out what I’m allergic too, but yet I have to think that my doctor would want to help and not have me walking around like an itchy fish face all winter. I’m not really sure who you should go to first but if you have insurance like mine you have to go back to your doctor anyway to get a referral so I would just ask the doc who they think will be the most useful at this point. I would think an allergist because that’s where hives usually come from.

  14. Cassity S

    What race and age are more likely to be affected by crohn’s disease?
    Ok I am doing the same project but I have tried looking everywhere for it and it won’t ever give me the answer I’m looking for. So if I could get some one who knows alot about crohn’s disease to help me out and answer this question tonight before 10:30pm you will be a great help!
    I would say I would give you 10 points but I don’t know how to do that!

    1. hotbreeka

      Crohn’s disease is a disease of the digestive system which may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. As a result, the symptoms of Crohn’s disease can vary significantly among afflicted individuals. The main gastrointestinal symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be visibly bloody), vomiting, or weight loss.[2][3] Crohn’s disease can also cause complications outside of the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, and inflammation of the eye.[1]

      The precise cause of Crohn’s disease is not known. The disease occurs when the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract and for this reason, Crohn’s disease is considered an autoimmune disease. This autoimmune activity produces inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, and therefore Crohn’s disease is classified as an inflammatory bowel disease.

      Like many other autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s disease is believed to be genetically linked. The highest risk occurs in individuals with siblings who have the disease. Males and females are equally affected. Smokers are three times more likely to develop Crohn’s disease.[4] Crohn disease affects between 400,000 and 600,000 people in North America.[5] Prevalence estimates for Northern Europe have ranged from 27–48 per 100,000.[6] Crohn disease tends to present initially in the teens and twenties, with another peak incidence in the fifties to seventies, although the disease can occur at any age.[1][7]

      Unlike the other major types of inflammatory bowel disease, there is no known drug based or surgical cure for Crohn’s disease.[8] Treatment options are restricted to controlling symptoms, putting and keeping the disease in remission and preventing relapse.

      The disease was independently described in 1904 by Polish surgeon Antoni Leśniowski and in 1932 by American gastroenterologist Burrill Bernard Crohn, for whom the disease was named. Crohn, along with two colleagues, described a series of patients with inflammation of the terminal ileum, the area most commonly affected by the illness.[9] For this reason, the disease has also been called regional ileitis[9] or regional enteritis.

  15. Kaz

    Would fixing my vitamin D deficiency make my iris look brighter?
    At age 12 my eyes turned suddenly from blue to murky green. Now I am 34 and I always say I have green eyes! Only an iridologist picks up that my eyes are actually blue. She said it is because of all the toxins in my body.
    Recently I was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency and started taking supplements. After 3 days my iris are very bright, and starting to look a little more on the blue side.

    Any ideas?

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