What is the Merseburg Triad and who was involved?

Graves-Basedow’s disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder in which the body produces more thyroid hormone than it needs.

Patients half experience the so-called. Merseburg mentioned three symptoms as a Triassic. What they are and what can be done about it dr. Gábor Békési PhD,said a thyroid specialist at the Buda Endocrine Center.

Too much thyroid hormone due to autoimmune disorder

A Graves-Basedow-kór an autoimmune condition that causes the thyroid gland to become hyperactive, making it work harder, producing more hormone than it normally needs. This is one of the most common thyroid problems and hyperthyroidism (thyroid hyperactivity).

During the disease, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, which produces more hormones than it needs, causing a number of problems in different parts of the body. It usually affects people between the ages of 30 and 50 and is more common in women.

Thyroid disorders: from goiter to hyperthyroidism

The Merseburg Triassic

During the symptoms of Graves-Basedow disease a hyperthyroidismTypical complaints occur:

  • Menstrual disorders

  • Hair loss


In addition, 3 characteristic syndromes were observed, occurring in 50% of patients, referred to as the Merseburg Triad.

The Merseburg Triassic is a very attention-grabbing symptom. These include tachycardia (increased heart rate), protruding eyes (exophthalmus) and goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland, goiter). ‘ – says dr. Gábor Békési PhD, thyroid specialist of the Buda Endocrine Center.

It is worth taking this syndrome seriously, as thyroid disorders can be treated properly! In the absence of adequate therapy, it is easy to e.g. serious heart problems, visual disturbances may develop!

Treatment of Graves-Basedow disease is primarily pharmacological, but isotopic therapy may be required. Moreover, if the thyroid gland is too large and other treatments do not lead to adequate results, surgical removal of the organ may be considered. Of course, in such a case, the patient will need thyroid hormone therapy for the rest of his life. It is also very important that in the case of the Merseburg Triassic syndrome, doctors from several disciplines may be needed, as patients may require eye care and cardiac help due to heart problems. ”– adds dr. Gábor Békési PhD.

Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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