Graves' disease is one of several causes of hyperthyroidism. In this book Dr. Zaidi, a leading endocrinologist, describes how to accurately diagnose and treat Graves' disease as well as other causes of hyperthyroidism. The medical treatment of Graves' disease has not changed in over 50 years. Sad, but true! The standard, usual treatment with radioactive iodine is a superficial, myopic approach. It almost always makes you hypothyroid (underactive thyroid state).
It started out as simple fatigue. Not being able to climb as many stairs as usual. But soon Celia's tiredness developed into severe leg pain and eventually, hair loss. Over the course of two years spent overriding her family and friends' concerns Celia was finally forced to admit something was seriously wrong. After a long bout of testing, she discovered the source of her misery: a severe autoimmune disease with the ominous name of Grave's.
Carole's death would officially begin my experience with life in the cave for the next 18 months.