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What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Thyroid

It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is.
In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain.

In brief: Thyroid

It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is.
In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain.
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