Thyroid Hormone Elevated Risk Factors
Risk factors for hyperthyroidism include:
- Family history of thyroid disease
- Female gender
- Japanese race
- Age between 20 and 40
- History of an autoimmune disease
- Injury to the neck and thyroid gland
- Major stress
- Treatment with interferon beta-1b and interleukin-4, immunosuppressant therapy, antiretroviral treatment for AIDS, and lithium.
- Iodine exposure or ingesting an excess of iodine-containing foods
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