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Reducing Your Risk of Hyperthyroidism

There are no current guidelines to prevent hyperthyroidism.

Taking too much thyroid hormone replacement medication can result in hyperthyroidism. Follow your treatment plan and get blood tests done regularly. In some cases, excess iodine intake may result from taking kelp supplements, and may cause hyperthyroidism.

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Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116479/Hyperthyroidism-and-thyrotoxicosis. Updated July 27, 2017. Accessed November 28, 2017.

Vaidya B, Pearce SH. Diagnosis and management of thyrotoxicosis. Brit Med J. 2014;349:g5128.

Last reviewed November 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James Cornell, MD  Last Updated: 12/20/2014