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Does hypothyroidism affect growth?

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Dr. Carly Kelley
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Thyroid and growth

Hypothyroidism in childhood does affect growth (slows it down) and so it should definitely be treated as soon as detected.

In brief: Thyroid and growth

Hypothyroidism in childhood does affect growth (slows it down) and so it should definitely be treated as soon as detected.
Dr. Carly Kelley
Dr. Carly Kelley
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Hypothyroidism can cause slow growth because the thyroid gland because thyroid hormone, which is necessary to support normal growth.
Thyroid hormone can also interact with growth hormone.

In brief: Sometimes

Hypothyroidism can cause slow growth because the thyroid gland because thyroid hormone, which is necessary to support normal growth.
Thyroid hormone can also interact with growth hormone.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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