Child Obesity

Thyroid Dysfunction In Children

According to the dictionary definition, the word thyroid is a noun or adjective, of Greek origin:  “a large butterfly shaped endocrine gland (that is) situated on the front of the neck, and which produces various hormones.”  The thyroid gland affects many bodily functions including weight and weight loss.

The thyroid in children functions in a way different than that of adults.

For this reason it is important to observe a newborn baby and infant closely and to see a physician immediately if the young child has the symptoms of a thyroid dysfunctional child.

Keeping close observation is the easiest means of determining whether or not your child has thyroid dysfunction.

If your child complains of reoccurring sore throats, has swelling of the adenoids, or shows an early onset of acne, these may be symptoms of childhood thyroid dysfunction. Children who have been exposed to asbestos, pesticides and/or other toxic chemicals may have a tendency to develop thyroid dysfunction.

When there is a thyroid dysfunction in a child, he or she may have an inability to fight infections and diseases.

Children with thyroid gland dysfunction may also show autoimmune problems as well as physiological problems.

Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction in children may include but are not limited to:

There are some treatment regimens that are accepted and commonly used to control childhood thyroid dysfunction.

Aldair, which originally was prescribed for adults, now offers a child-friendly dosage. Very specific diet control can also help keep the effects of childhood thyroid dysfunction.

If you suspect a thyroid dysfunction in your child, make sure to get the child to the doctor right away.

It is important to consult with a pediatrician who specializes in thyroid related illnesses, in order to find the best treatment for your child.

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