There are many autoimmune problems that one can get. Graves’ disease is one in which the thyroid gland ends up overproducing the thyroid hormone. This condition is called hyperthyroidism. Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system within the body stops fighting outside attackers or viruses. Instead of fighting an invader, the body instead starts attacking healthy normal tissues.It does damage to itself that outside influences are unable to.
Genetics are considered to be the main reason for this. Researchers find that people who are genetically likely to get autoimmune disease were diagnosed more often. This genetic link means it is more likely that people with a family history may have to deal with it in the future. Knowing about a family history of Graves’ disease allows you to keep a watch out for symptoms which can be misdiagnosed as something else or ignored without knowledge about your family and the disease.