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Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition.
The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men.

In brief: Yes.

Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition.
The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes women are more likely to have hyperthyroidism than men

In brief: Yes

Yes women are more likely to have hyperthyroidism than men
Dr. Yash Khanna
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