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Hi, I have a thirty one years old female friend. Some time ago she was diagnosed with Grave's disease. The symptoms she had were shaking hands and sweating. Medicine gave results. However, new one showed up. She has an eye muscle dysfunction. A doctor decided for orbital radiotherapy. What kind of procedure is this?

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Hi, Grave's disease is a very rare autoimmune disease. It mostly affects women from the age of twenty. This condition is caused by the antibodies created by the immune system. It recognizes the thyroid gland as a threat. These antibodies stimulate the production of thyroxin by the thyroid gland. This hormone is responsible for "speeding" up the paste of metabolism which can have a serious affect on the health. Fortunately, in most of the cases this does not happen. Some symptoms of Grave's disease also include eye problems. These problems are difficult to treat. One of them is eye muscle dysfunction. Orbital radiotherapy can be applied very successfully if the eye muscle problem is found early. Orbital radiotherapy has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. At first it was done by external x-ray and cobalt therapy. Now, mostly used are super-voltage linear accelerators. Great results have been achieved with this kind of therapy. However, there are a lot of experts that are against it since, as they say, it can produce more severe health problems.
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