May 10, 1991 |
President Bush is suffering from Graves' disease, a common and treatable thyroid condition that is not life-threatening, his physicians announced Thursday. "The President remains in excellent spirits, is in good health, without adverse symptoms of any kind," said Dr. Burton Lee, Bush's personal physician. He said that he and Bush's other physicians have urged the President to relax his schedule temporarily.
May 8, 1991 |
President Bush's doctors said Tuesday they believe they have found the cause of his recent heart irregularity--a mildly overactive thyroid gland that is expected to be easily treatable. In a briefing at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bush's chief physician, Dr. Burton Lee, said he was "pleased by this turn of events" because it cleared up questions about the cause of Bush's ailment and because such problems are "usually resolved within a short time."
May 23, 1991 |
President Bush, in a discussion of his continuing treatment for a hyperactive thyroid, reported Wednesday some initial "slowing down of the mental process" because of medication taken to correct the disorder. In an interview, he discussed the outlook for a rapid recovery from his recently diagnosed condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991 |
With the announcement that President Bush has been suffering from Graves' disease--an overactive thyroid gland--the American public has a right to ask whether the disability could have affected his decision-making activities during the Gulf War. The thyroid gland secretes a hormone that sets the body's basic rate of metabolism and energy use. When it acts up, as George Bush's did, the body simply speeds up. Bush lost 10 pounds in three weeks without dieting.
April 30, 1988
Golfer Pat Bradley will not play until at least June while she is receiving treatment for hyperthyroidism, it was announced by the Ladies Professional Golf Assn.
August 27, 1990 |
Marty Lyons, the most experienced player on the New York Jets' young defense, will miss the 1990 season after undergoing surgery on his right arm. Lyons, 33, sustained a torn bicep muscle during a preseason game Saturday against the New York Giants. He will need at least 12 weeks for rehabilitation and was placed on injured reserve today. The Jets may also lose defensive lineman Paul Frase, who was placed on the non-football illness list with hyper-thyroidism.