Graves’ disease is a complicated and often controversial condition to diagnose. This article explores the complexities of diagnosing Graves’ disease, the overlap with Hashimoto’s disease, and the challenges faced in distinguishing between the two. A blend of professional experience and an understanding of the current state of autoimmune thyroid disease diagnosis are brought together to provide insights into this multifaceted issue.
Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition, causes a consistent immune response, weakening the immune system. Common triggers include gluten exposure, food sensitivities, and overworking. With at least 42 known triggers, the immune system is under constant strain, which can increase susceptibility to illnesses such as colds and flus, ultimately leading to increased health risks.