Thyroid problems can affect a child's growth and development


The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that are critical for brain development and growth in babies and young children, among its other functions. — Dr CHANG JIA NEE

Similar to adults, babies and children can have thyroid problems too.

However, when the thyroid gland does not work properly in young children, they are at risk of delayed brain development, as well as growth, weight and pubertal problems.

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