Nov 8, 2015

Discover Safe Solutions For Pediatric Hypothyroidism From Your Dallas Thyroid Doctor


By Loraine Roane

Dealing with adult hypothyroidism is sometimes very simple. You visit your family physician and he or she may recommend blood tests. If the problem is discovered you might need to take a small pill once a day to start feeling better. Yet, many teens and children are affected by hypothyroidism and your Dallas thyroid doctor can help.

Did you know a newborn child might have hypothyroidism? The problem is caused when your thyroid gland is not working as it should. Although many newborns are jaundiced soon after birth, some of these jaundiced babies are dealing with hypothyroidism. It's important to have these babies checked out by a physician as soon as possible.

If you notice your newborn is frequently choking, it could be a sign of hypothyroidism. In addition to choking, the child's face may appear unusually puffy. Plus, the tongue may be protruding and seem larger than normal. Babies with this condition may also suffer with frequent constipation and be sleepy all the time. It also can affect muscle tone, and if not untreated it can cause mental retardation.

Some adolescents may have hypothyroidism and exhibit the same symptoms as grownups. However, they also might have problems with physical or mental development. For example, your child may not be growing or could be experiencing learning problems in school. Perhaps he or she has not reached puberty when expected. These problems can be from hypothyroidism.

Many adults today suffer with high cholesterol and your family physician may prescribe statin drugs for the problem. However, it's important to be checked for hypothyroidism as it can affect your blood cholesterol. Plus, statin drugs can have side effects like tiredness and muscle weakness and this can exacerbate problems with hypothyroidism.

Medical care is important for those suffering with hypothyroidism. One of the best doctors to see is an endocrinologist which specializes in these types of problems. Your endocrinologist can help you feel better with effective and safe solutions, and it may be easier than you think.

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