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My mom gets hyperthyroidism, so am i likely to get it later?

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Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Depends: Hyperthyroid can be caused by an autoimmune disease called graves disease. This can be genetic and passed down to you. But there are other causes of hyperthyroidism, such as an over-active thyroid nodule or over-active several nodules and this is less likely. The key is regular check ups.

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