What is Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck) makes too much thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone helps control your body’s metabolism. If you make too much thyroid hormone, different functions in your body and your metabolism speed up.

What Is the Outcome for My Child with Hyperthyroidism?

Your child should live a healthy, normal life if he receives treatment and takes his medication correctly.

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