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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 11/18/2020

There are numerous studies that indicate the existence of genetic predisposition, but they do not claim that hypothyroidism is inherited as such. This means that there is a greater possibility of suffering from hypothyroidism if a family member has the disease.

On the other hand, it is essential to take into account the type of hypothyroidism. In the case of hypothyroidism due to autoimmune causes, genetics plays a more relevant role.

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.