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No hay manera de prevenir el hipertiroidismo en el caso de la enfermeda y la mayoría de las otras causas.

Ingerir un exceso de reemplazo de la hormona tiroides también puede dar lugar al hipertiroidismo; cumpla con su plan de tratamiento y realícese análisis de sangre con frecuencia regular. En algunos casos, una ingesta excesiva de yodo, como los suplementos de quelpo, pueden causar hipertiroidismo.


Hyperthyroidism. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated March 12, 2013. Accessed November 25, 2013.

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Pearce EN. Diagnosis and management of thyrotoxicosis. Brit Med J . 2006;332:1369-1373.

Last reviewed December 2014 by Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP

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