This efficient 55 minute lecture will provide you with a solid understanding of Graves’ disease presentation, assessment and pathophysiology. Most importantly, you will learn the research based treatment options and how we can best support our Graves’ patients.
What you’ll learn:
Graves’ Pathophysiology and Assessment: a brief review of Graves’ disease pathophysiology and how it causes hyperthyroidism. We will also discuss how it differs from other forms of hyperthyroidism and how to DDX and assess for Graves’ disease, as well as for possible comorbidities.
Conventional Treatments: Conventional treatment include anti-thyroid drugs, RAI and thyroidectomy will be briefly discussed
Integrative Treatments: Integrative treatments options and the research behind them will be reviewed, including: Vitamin D, Selenium, L-Carnitine, Inositol, Lemon Balm, Lycopus, Leonorus, Probiotics, Iodine, Fish Oils, Mitochondrial supports and more. Contraindicated supplements will also be reviewed.
Diet, Lifestyle, and more: We will also review our important role in optimizing diet, exercise, and reducing other possible graves’ disease sequelae such as cardiovascular side effects, bone loss, weight loss, and muscle loss.
What you get:
- Recorded 1-hour lecture
- Slides available to download for future reference
- Summary slides outlining essential bloodwork and treatment options
- EMR Resource: a summary of all important take-aways in a word document