• cbrdgt.

    They can be since people with other family members have a greater likelihood of getting a thyroid problem. For instance, if your mother has hypothyroidism, you have a higher risk of getting it (up to 50%).

    Thyroid problems, especially hypothyroidism, are very common. 14 million people have hypothyroidism and 3 million people have hyperthyroidism.

  • yes they can be.

  • Sydney

    They can be…. However I have graves disease and no one else in my family has a thyroid problem….

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