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What are subclinical or borderline thyroid problems? When the level of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) are normal and there is a variation in the level of TSH, it is called as subclinical or borderline thyroid disorders i.e., with high TSH, it is called as subclinical hypothyroidism and low TSH called as subclinical hyperthyroidism. You […]
Why do we develop Underactive Thyroid? This is usually an autoimmune process. Autoimmunity is the failure of an organism to recognize its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Here body produces […]
Congenital Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism refers to an underactive thyroid gland. Congenital hypothyroidism occurs when a baby is born without the ability to make normal amounts of thyroid hormone. It occurs in about 1 in 3,000 to 4,000 newborn babies. Thyroid hormone is important for your baby’s physical (height and weight) and mental (brain) development therefore, untreated […]
When the thyroid gland stops working despite being normal in the newborn period it is called ‘acquired’ hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (also called autoimmune thyroiditis) is the most common cause of acquired hypothyroidism in children and adolescents. It usually develops after the first few years of life. It can present with or without goitre. Hence thyroid […]
Hyperthyroidism refers to too much thyroid hormone in the blood coming from the thyroid gland. What are the possible signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism? It can occur at any age but more often above age 10 and more often in girls than in boys. Children and adolescents may have some, but not all the typical […]
Are people with Thyroid disease more prone to Covid 19? Although there is not yet enough information regarding the relationship between different thyroid conditions and susceptibility to COVID-19, there is currently no reason to believe that most people with thyroid disease are at increased risk to contract this novel coronavirus or to experience complications. Nevertheless, […]