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Average ER Wait Times

Chippenham Hospital

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Chippenham Pediatric Emergency Room

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Hanover Emergency Center

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Henrico Doctors' Hospital

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John Randolph Medical Center

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Johnston-Willis Hospital

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Parham Doctors' Hospital

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

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Swift Creek Emergency Center

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West Creek Emergency Center

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Reducing Your Risk of Hyperthyroidism

There are no current guidelines to prevent hyperthyroidism.

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 and thyrotoxicosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. 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.

  • Vaidya B, Pearce SH. Diagnosis and management of thyrotoxicosis. Brit Med J. 2014;349:g5128.