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Are thyroid disorders common?

Julia Schlam Edelman
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Thyroid disease is very common, especially in women. For every man with a thyroid problem, there are 10 women with thyroid disease. Thyroid disease also is more common with increasing age. Although thyroid disease runs in families, it is often identified in those with no family history of the problem.

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