Hypothyroidism Watch

blone_bomb
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High TSR. Thyroidism runs in my family with my greatgrandad dyeing from Hyperthyroidism it (was about 60 years ago though). My grandad and aunt have Hypothyroidism with my mum being border line. I was tested a few years ago and i have the antibodies and potetntial to develope it in the future. I was just wondering if anyone new what the likelihood was that i would actually develope it at some point in the future, with the rate of occurence in my family being so high? any help appreiated
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I would guess that it's fairly likely that you may develop some sort of thyroid dysfunction if so many close relatives have experienced it. My mum has hypothyroidism and I have so many of the same symptoms as her (usually cold, tired, etc) but not to the same extent as she has them when she's not taking her thyroxine.

I'm assuming that some day in the future it may develop into something a bit more serious but at the moment I'm perfectly fine (if a little chilly..). I wouldn't stress about it now. Obviously keep an eye out for any possibly symptoms etc and see your doctor if anything unusual is happening but I really wouldn't worry about it now.

It could just be that you have inherited a predisposition to the disorder, but that it may never fully develop as it has with your family. As your mum is only borderline this could easily be the case.
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Are you underweight? Little muscle mass/weak ?
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