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A 20-year-old female asked:

Think i have got graves' disease confused, is it lack or excessive iodine? thought it was lack of iodine, so i've been eating foods high in iodine

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Dr. Douglas Berson
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Graves is autoimmune: While the thyroid depends on iodine to function properly, it does not cause graves disease. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid function can vary so you should consider seeing an endocrinologist to get it straightened out.

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