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Shamberg's Disease related to Grave's Disease?
Last Post 21 Sep 2023 04:00 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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RosieUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:
02 Sep 2023 08:26 PM
    My Grave's Disease has returned after a 10 year remission. Concurrently over the past year I have developed Shamberg's Disease, one of the PPD forms, on my feet, ankles and lower legs. I know that it is not life threatening but it is unsightly from the skin staining from the iron leaking from the broken blood cells.

    My question: Is this related at all to the recurrence of the Grave's Disease?

    Thank you so much for all the help you give people!!!
    Elaine MooreUser is Online Veteran Member Veteran Member Posts:4032
    21 Sep 2023 04:00 PM
    I hadn't heard of Shamberg;s but found it's related to hypothyroidism so you want to make sure treatment for hyper isn't causing levels to fall too low. It can also be associated with thyroid antibodies so you want to lower them by having an optimal vitamin D level and avoiding triggers of autoimmune thyroid disease.
    For capillary fragility, vitamin C and flavinoids like quercetin may help. Also Vitamin A. Best, Elaine
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