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1. Are any thyroid diseases hereditary?
Yes, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease may run in families.

2. Are thyroid diseases more common in men or women?
Yes, hypothyroidism is 10 times more common in women.

3. How often is pregnancy complicated by a thyroid problem?
Thyroid problems complicate 5% to 9% of all pregnancies.

Last Review Date: April 1, 2017