Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid
problem. The incidence tends to increase with age, with women older than 60 at
highest risk. Hypothyroidism tends to run in families.
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July 16, 2010
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
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