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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
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Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone.
This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism.

In brief: A few

Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone.
This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism.
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