2. Skin Thickening
When a person is suffering from Graves disease it can cause the skin to become thicker. This thickening of the skin will typically occur on the top of the feet and around the shins. The main reason that this occurs is that the immune system is not working properly. When the immune system is not functioning properly it will cause inflammation throughout the body.
When a person suffers from Graves disease, the inflammation caused by the immune system will typically occur on the legs and tops of the feet. The inflammation causes the skin to make more cells than it can get rid of. This particular symptom is referred to as Graves dermopathy. This is one of the symptoms that are not all that common. If you notice a thickening of the skin around your shins and feet, talk to your dermatologist about it. There are treatments that are available.