About Livingwithgravesdisease.org

What is Livingwithgravesdisease.org?


Livingwithgravesdisease.org is a dedicated patient-to-patient support community for patients and families affected by Graves Disease . Livingwithgravesdisease.org is powered by BensFriends.org, a group of patient support communities for rare diseases, and is run by volunteer moderators who have been affected with Graves Disease.


Who can join Livingwithgravesdisease.org?


If you or your family has been affected by Graves Disease, consider Livingwithgravesdisease.org your second home. Livingwithgravesdisease.org, as well as the rest of BensFriends.org’s patient communities, is free for members to join.


What is Graves Disease?


Graves’ disease is a type of autoimmune problem that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone, which is called hyperthyroidism. Graves’ disease is often the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism. Even though Graves Disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, there are others. Any patient with hyperthyroidism can find help and support here.


What is BensFriends.org?


In 2007, Ben Muñoz suffered a rare form of stroke caused by an Arterio-Veinous Malformation (AVM). He was unable to find the support he needed during the most difficult time, so he created an online support community AVMSurvivors.org to connect with others like him. AVMSurvivors.org led to the founding of BensFriends.org, driven to provide patient-to-patient support communities for people living with rare diseases.


BensFriends.org  is a network of patient communities for people living with rare diseases. Launched in November 2007, Bens Friends provides valuable patient support by creating and running compassionate, responsive communities. BensFriends.org maintains dozens of patient communities and has changed thousands of lives. Bens Friends is supported by donations from its principals and community.


You can learn more about BensFriends.org at http://www.bensfriends.org or watch one of our videos at http://www.youtube.com/BensFriendsVideos.