Early Signs of Hypothyroidism in Children

Jul 20 , 2021

Thyroid issues are commonly observed in adults as well as children and the symptoms can show from an early age. Children with a history of hypothyroidism in their family may have a chance to develop the same condition with time so it is important to keep an eye.

Hypothyroidism is also observed due to a number of other factors including autoimmune diseases, lifestyle and age amongst many others. It is important to look out for early signs so that it can be treated in time. Here are the signs and symptoms of thyroid in children:

  • Constipation issues
  • Having difficulty feeding them
  • Skin remains cold
  • Yellowing of the eyes and skin and no sign of improvement
  • Louder breathing
  • Spending more time sleeping
  • Reduced physical activity
  • Tongue growing larger
  • Slowed mental growth
  • Brittle hair
  • Puffed face

Below are the common reasons of hypothyroidism in children

  • Lack of Iodine in diet
  • Problem with thyroid gland since birth
  • Issues with the pituitary gland

These causes are dependent on many factors. Make sure there is no nutritional deficiency in your child’s diet and keep them active.

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