What celebrities have Graves disease?
- Former President George H.W.
- Olympic medalist Gail Devers almost had to abandon her athletic career due to Graves’ disease.
- Singer Toni Childs is in remission from Graves’ disease.
Is Graves disease a lifelong disease? Graves’ disease is a lifelong (chronic) condition. However, treatments can keep your thyroid hormone levels in check. Medical care may even make the disease temporarily go away (remission).
Who is most affected by Graves disease? It is due to an abnormal immune system response that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. Graves disease is most common in women over age 20. But the disorder can occur at any age and can affect men as well.
Is Graves disease a disability? Is Graves’ Disease a Disability? The SSA does not have a disability listing for Graves’ Disease in Blue Book of disabling conditions. Graves’ Disease however can cause other impairments, such as irregular heart beat which could qualify you for Social Security disability benefits.