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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified.

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A 58-year-old member asked:

What is hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Too much: This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hyperthyroid?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Too much thyroid !: Higher than normal thyroid levels in the blood. Condition will suppress tsh, which is easily measured. Too much can cause tachycardia, fine thinning hair, osteoporosis if untreated. This condition requires a medical evaluation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most often, the entire gland is overproducing thyroid hormone. This is called Graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. We call this a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism.
Nov 7, 2012

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