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There is no way to prevent hyperthyroidism in the case of Graves' disease and most other causes.

Taking too much thyroid hormone replacement can also result in hyperthyroidism, follow your treatment plan and get blood tests done regularly. In some cases, excess iodine intake, such as kelp supplements, may cause hyperthyroidism.

Revision Information

  • Hyperthyroidism. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated March 12, 2013. Accessed November 25, 2013.

  • Kasper DL, Harrison TR. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2005.

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