Can a 15 year old have thyroid problems?

Can a 15 year old have thyroid problems?

Can a 15 year old have thyroid problems?

But kids can have it too. Some children are born with it — this is called congenital hypothyroidism. Others develop it later, usually late in childhood or as teens. The most common cause of hypothyroidism in kids and teens is the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Can a 15 year old have hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism can cause several symptoms that are frequently associated with teenagers, such as moodiness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping and hyperactivity. It can also cause more frequent bowel movements, which adolescents may be reluctant to mention.

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems in teenage females?

They include: Hyperthyroidism: Excess sweating; feeling jumpy; high blood pressure; fast heartbeat; trouble sleeping; trembling hands; flushed skin; weight loss despite sufficient food intake; irregular periods, and bulging eyes and/or a wide-eyed look.

How common is hypothyroidism in teenage girls?

“We used to think that one or two in 100 kids and teens would develop hypothyroidism, but now it looks like two to three in 100,” says Dr. Bauer, co-author of a recent review of childhood thyroid disorders for pediatricians and family doctors published in JAMA Pediatrics.

How can I tell if my child has a thyroid problem?

Enlarged thyroid. Sweat and sleep problems. Big appetite along with weight loss. Wide eyed stare including possible eyes bulging out.

What is a normal TSH level for a teenage girl?

The typical range of reference for TSH levels is anywhere between 0.45 and 4.5 milliunits per liter (mU/L) . A recent study suggests that the normal range should be more like 0.45 to 4.12 mU/L. TSH can vary wildly based on your age, sex, and stage of life.

Is cold water good for thyroid patients?

1. Hydrotherapy. End your showers with cold water aimed at your thyroid for ~30 seconds (throat/base of front of neck). This improves blood flow to the area, which will help deliver more nutrients for proper thyroid function (selenium, zinc, iodine, tyrosine, etc.).