2. Weight Loss
One of the first signs of Graves’s disease is sudden weight loss. You may welcome this change if you have been trying to lose weight, but since this is caused by metabolic changes, the underlying cause of the weight loss is not so healthy. The reason for the dramatic weight loss that accompanies Graves’s disease is that the thyroid, which affects the metabolism, is targeted by Graves disease.
You may want to consume more calories if you feel that you are losing weight too rapidly or cut down on strenuous exercise. Medication for Graves’s disease can go a long way to correcting metabolic problems. You may find that these medicines may have too drastic a change and you could start gaining weight quickly. Consult your doctor to find the best type and dosage of medication that will help regulate your metabolism. You can expect some irregularity in metabolism, but keep track of your progress.