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Is grave's disease hereditary?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Graves' disease
Because a family history of graves' disease is a known risk factor, there is likely a gene or genes that can make a person more susceptible to the disorder.

In brief: Graves' disease
Because a family history of graves' disease is a known risk factor, there is likely a gene or genes that can make a person more susceptible to the disorder.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Sometimes.
People with relatives with thyroid problems are at higher risk to have thyroid problems themselves.
But their problem may not be the same one their relative has. Auto-immunity (where the immune system attacks a person's own proteins) runs in families & causes most thyroid problems, including an enlarged thyroid (goiter), overactive thyroid (graves' disease), or underactive thyroid (hashimoto's).

In brief: Sometimes.
People with relatives with thyroid problems are at higher risk to have thyroid problems themselves.
But their problem may not be the same one their relative has. Auto-immunity (where the immune system attacks a person's own proteins) runs in families & causes most thyroid problems, including an enlarged thyroid (goiter), overactive thyroid (graves' disease), or underactive thyroid (hashimoto's).
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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