A viral photo of drill rapper Lil Durk has sparked memes and hilarious reactions online. The image shows the “Laugh Now Cry Later” rapper staring wide-eyed at the camera.
The is the latest wide-eyed photo of Durk to go viral. The newest image prompted more questions about whether he has a thyroid disorder.
Exophthalmos is a bulging of one or both eyes and is a classic sign of Grave’s disease. If left untreated, exophthalmos can cause damage to the cornea and prevent the eyelids from closing.
Graves’ Disease causes the immune system to attack the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck that secretes a hormone which regulates the body’s metabolism, heart rate, and muscle control.
Graves’ disease can cause drastic weight loss because it accelerates the body’s metabolism . It causes weight loss even when a person overeats.
Graves’ disease is the main cause of hyperthyroidism (overproduction of thyroid hormones).
Other celebrities diagnosed with Grave’s disease include Wendy Williams and rapper Missy Elliott.
Signs and Symptoms of Graves’ Disease
Consult your doctor or health practitioner if you experience any of these signs and symptoms.
Treatment includes anti-thyroid medications, Radioactive iodine therapy (to destroy the thyroid), and/or surgery to remove the thyroid gland.
Drug addiction can also cause bulging eyes.
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