The chance of developing hypothyroidism increases with age and having a close relative like a parent with this condition can increase your risks of developing this condition as well.
In order to provide a complete a risk assessment, it would be important to talk with a genetic counselor who could review your family history in detail and provide you with more detailed risk information. You can find a genetic counselor through the National Society of Genetic Counselors website or through companies like mine, DNA Direct.
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