Graves’ Disease and Other Forms of Hyperthyroidism

Provide a brief description of Graves’ disease.

Graves’ disease results from excess production of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Explain the actions of these hormones in a healthy individual and how they exert their effects on cells. Describe what Graves’ disease is and how it compares to other forms of hyperthyroidism. Compare the pathophysiological causes.