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    Old 11-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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    Does Your Children Get Hashimoto's If You Have It

    Does Your Children Get Hashimoto's If You Have It

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    Old 11-18-2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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    Re: Does Your Children Get Hashimoto's If You Have It

    Do your children get Hashimoto's if you have it?

    It is not a 100% guarantee that Hashimoto's or Graves will manifest in the child, HOWEVER, there is a strong genetic predisposition for passage of Hashimoto's to your child OR grand children if you have it. The chance of passage is higher in female children than that of male children. The odds that a female child will eventually manifest hashimoto's is 80%. The odds that a son will develop it are 20%. My mom is one 13 children. Eight survived to adulthood. Five daughters and three sons. Of the five daughters all have thyroid issues. Of the sons.. none have issues. I am the oldest female of the next generation. I am the first to manifest Graves and Hashimoto's.. so the tradition continues. I only have a son. He doesn't show any positive development of Hashimoto's of Graves at this time. I will however test him yearly for antibodies AND I will inform him of the risks so that he will be able to inform his children when that time occurs.

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