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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