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Who is at risk for thyroid disease?

You are at a higher risk of thyroid disease if you are elderly, have recently given birth, or have Down's syndrome. Also, women who have a personal or family history of thyroid or autoimmune disease are at higher risk of developing postpartum (after birthing) thyroid dysfunction.

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