Graves' Disease (cont.)
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Who gets Graves' disease?
Both men and women can get Graves' disease. But it affects women 10 times more often than men. Graves' disease occurs in people of all ages, but most often starts in the 20s and 30s. People who get Graves' disease often have family members who have thyroid or other autoimmune diseases. People who get Graves' disease sometimes have other autoimmune diseases, such as:
What causes Graves' disease?
Many factors are thought to play a role in getting Graves' disease. These might include:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/28/2014
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