There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, including Graves' disease. Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid imbalance in which thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormone ‘thyroxine’ in excess. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) is another leading cause of hyperthyroidism. Medical conditions, such as toxic adenoma and Plummer's disease may also be a potential cause of hyperthyroidism. [Read: What is Hyperthyroidism]
Common Causes of Hyperthyroidism
Less Common Causes of Hyperthyroidism
Risk Factors for Hyperthyroidism
Women are more likely than men to develop hyperthyroidism. Among other factors that increase the likelihood of developing hyperthyroidism are:
The following individuals are more likely to have hyperthyroidism.
Excessive increase in thyroid hormone production can lead to mild to severe medical conditions that affect the overall well-being of an individual. The medial condition can become serious if ignored, but can be easily treated in its initial phase.
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