Prognosis of Graves Disease

The prognosis of Graves disease is usually good with treatment. However, treatment options like radioactive iodine and surgery may result in hypothyroidism, which requires further treatment. Without the proper treatment, hypothyroidism may cause other problems like depression, physical and mental sluggishness, and weight gain. It is also important to keep in mind the possible side effects of anti-thyroid medications during the treatment of Graves disease.