The Hip hop singer and the songwriter Missy Elliott revealed this week to People magazine that she has Graves’ disease. She said she was diagnosed in 2008. She also had dizzy spells, mood swings, hair loss, a fast heart rate and the telltale outward sign: bulging eyes.
Hip-hop/R&B star Missy Elliott revealed that she is suffering from Graves’ disease, explaining her long absence from the public eye and delay between albums. She also had a rapid pulse. At times, her heart would start racing for no reason. To the point, she found out later, where cardiac arrest was a possibility.
Graves ' disease is an autoimmune ailment where the thyroid is overactive, producing an extreme amount of thyroid hormones which is a serious metabolic discrepancy known as hyperthyroidism andthyrotoxicosis. The reason are the autoantibodies that activate the TSH-receptor (TSHR), thereby exciting thyroid hormone synthesis and discharge, and thyroid growth (causing a diffusely inflated goiter). The resulting state of hyperthyroidism can cause a dramatic constellation of neuropsychological and physical signs and symptoms.