Hypothyroidism in Children

Also known as: underactive thyroid.

The thyroid gland is a small organ in the neck that produces hormones that impact how your body uses energy. When your body produces less thyroid hormone than your body needs, this condition is known as hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism causes your metabolism to slow down and can lead to several complications, but it can be treated successfully.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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