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Thyroid Disorder

The Thyroid gland is situated in the front of the neck and secretes a hormone called Thyroxine that serves many important functions. In newborn babies, children and adolescents, it takes on even more importance, as adequate amount of Thyroxine {apart from many other factors} is needed for good IQ, and to keep children growing well in height and weight.

The thyroid gland can get naughty and not do it’s job quite often in children. This could show up in multiple ways. For a detailed exposition, please watch out for the blog series here.