What Causes Thyroid Diseases?

Q:

What are the causes of thyroid problems?

A:

Causes of hyperthyroidism:

  1. Graves’ disease
  2. Toxic adenomas
  3. Subacute thyroiditis
  4. Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland

Causes of hypothyroidism:

  1. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (an autoimmune disorder)
  2. Removal of the thyroid gland
  3. Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide
  4. Lithium (a drug)

 

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