These factors may contribute to your risk of developing Hashimoto's disease:
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- Sex. Women are much more likely to get Hashimoto's disease.
- Age. Hashimoto's disease can occur at any age but more commonly occurs during middle age.
- Heredity. You're at higher risk for Hashimoto's disease if others in your family have thyroid or other autoimmune diseases.
- Other autoimmune disease. Having another autoimmune disease — such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes or lupus — increases your risk of developing Hashimoto's disease.
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- Frequently asked questions: Hashimoto's disease. Office on Women's Health. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/hashimoto-disease.cfm. Accessed Oct. 7, 2013.
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. http://www.thyroidawareness.com/hashimotos. Accessed Oct. 7, 2013.
- Ross DS. Disorders that cause hypothyroidism. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Oct. 7, 2013.
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- Ross DS. Treatment of hypothyroidism. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Oct. 7, 2013.
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