When the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of hormones, the child will certainly have a slowed mental and physical development.
The child with hypothyroidism seems more passive, moves very slowly, has dry skin and rough hair and often rounder cheeks. He may also be obese.
The metabolism of a child with hypothyroidism is slower than that of other children (the body at rest burns less fuel).
Hormonal imbalances among children can be improved in a remarkable way if parents consult a specialist and follow the recommended treatment.
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