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Thyroid Eye Disease

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source: American Thyroid Association (ATA)

year: 2022


What is the Thyroid Gland?
Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the lower front of your neck. The job of your thyroid gland is to make thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are released into your blood and carried to every tissue in your body. Thyroid hormones help your body use energy, stay warm and keep your brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working normally.

What is Thyroid Eye Disease?
Thyroid eye disease (abbreviated as TED) is an autoimmune disease that affects some people with autoimmune thyroid disease. TED is most common in people with hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease and rarely, may occur in patients with normal or low thyroid levels.


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