Hypothyroidism: Symptoms include migraines |  Express.de

Risk Factors Although almost anyone can develop hypothyroidism, you are at an increased risk if you are a woman older than 60, have a family of thyroid disorders, or have an autoimmune disorder.

Carolina noted, “One of the main risk factors that make hypothyroidism more likely to develop is an existing autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

“The reason for this is the immune system’s increased tendency to attack the thyroid – which reduces the production of the hormone thyroxine, which is essential for controlling metabolic function.”

Symptoms The NHS notes that hypothyroidism shares many symptoms with other conditions, making it easy to confuse with something else.