My two-year-old son’s struggle with hypothyroidism

My two year old son's struggle with hypothyroidism

This little boy struggled for two years with obvious signs and symptoms before finally receiving a diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
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A dental exam uncovers undetected hypothyroidism in a 13-year-old girl

A dental exam uncovers undetected hypothyroidism in a 13-year-old girl

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s one thing to read the list of over 300 hypothyroidism symptoms, but it’s another thing to see actual photos of the symptoms. When people dismiss your thyroid symptoms as all in your head as if they are imaginary symptoms you’ve made up in your mind (like anyone would make up these horrible symptoms), remember this: hypothyroidism can rear its ugly head in any part of the body. And that includes the mouth. [Read more…]

How is this normal? Diagnosed with hypothyroidism at age five

How is this normal? Diagnosed with hypothyroidism at age five

I hear from parents of children struggling with symptoms that look a lot like hypothyroidism and they wonder, “Does my child have hypothyroidism?” I also hear from parents of children already diagnosed with hypothyroidism trying to determine if their child’s seemingly unrelated symptoms could actually be a red flag that their hypothyroidism is not being well treated. Hypothyroidism is wrongly assumed to be an illness only found in “older” women. This is far from the case. I hear from women of all ages, men, as well as parents of children and adolescents with hypothyroidism every single day.
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Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism Was Responsible For My Son’s Missed Adolescence

Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism Was Responsible For My Son’s Missed Adolescence

This is a gripping story about a boy with undiagnosed hypothyroidism

and a mother who set out on a mission to get back her son’s health. [Read more…]