will be low because TSH is not the hormone that is actually triggering the release of the thyroid
hormones. Rather, it is the antibodies that the body is producing that merely mimic THS. This is what
makes it possible to have low TSH levels yet have high levels of thyroid hormone in the body (1).
10. Ellie is a 20-year-old female. Do some research on the average age of onset and any gender
differences in Graves’ disease to see if Ellie’s diagnosis is unusual?
11. How are beta-blockers like propranolol helpful as an initial treatment for Graves’ disease? Do they
reduce thyroid hormone levels or do they just counter the effects of the hormones - explain?