First Lady Bush released from hospital
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 00:07
Houston: Former first lady Barbara Bush was on Wednesday discharged from Methodist hospital here after undergoing medical tests for four days.

Bush, 84, was hospitalised on Saturday to undergo some routine medical examinations, including blood tests and imaging studies, after she had not been feeling well for about a week.

Doctors believe Bush may have had a mild relapse of her Graves' disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989 and have adjusted her medication, a statement released by the hospital said.

Graves is a form of hyperthyroidism and occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks thyroid gland and causes it to overproduce the hormone thyroxine. The disease causes a dramatically increased metabolism, but is rarely fatal.


First Published: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 00:07

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