What Increases Your Risk
You are more likely to have
- You are female.
- You have a family history of
thyroid problems. People who have close relatives with
Graves' disease or other thyroid problems are more
likely to develop hyperthyroidism.
- You have an
autoimmune disease, such as
Addison's disease or
type 1 diabetes.
- You smoke cigarettes.
People who smoke are more likely to have Graves' disease and are more likely to
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November 04, 2011
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