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    Excuses my barrage of questions, but I have always been very interested in this. I wanted to know if thyroid problems could be inherited?
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    Re: Genetics

    Yes they can be inherited, but does not mean that you will actually have problems. It might be that you just have a greater chance of it.

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    Re: Genetics

    That is a good point. I guess you can be a 'carrier' per se. One would need to track their ancestors to see if it was a common place problem in the family.
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    Re: Genetics

    Yes thyroid can be inherited probelm. But in all cases it cant be sured.

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    Re: Genetics

    As with most conditions, genetics plays a role but so does environment. Unlike many hereditary conditions, hypothyroidism is not just passed on from parent to child or even grandparent to child. It does run in families, though, so you may have cousins, aunts, uncles, etc., with the condition and find yourself with it. Many cases are just sporadic. I don't think scientists have found a particular gene defect that can be blamed for hypothyroidism, so it's not like you can inherit that bad gene from your parents.

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    Re: Genetics

    Well if we want to eliminate genetics from the scenario then there needs to be a controlled study where people with the same condition are asked detailed questions about their lifestyle in order to see if there are any patterns / similarities.

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    Re: Genetics

    Yes. It runs in the family. Thyroid, cancer, diabetics, etc are all inherited in dna from our ancestors. Adding the environment factors can accelerate the effects to us.

    Even diabetics are closely related to thyroid.

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