Thyroid Disorders

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The thyroid plays a crucial role in many of the body’s functions. No matter the type of thyroid disorder, Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine can help.

The thyroid produces hormones that regulate body functions including heart rate, blood pressure, energy, metabolism and body temperature. The hormones produced by the thyroid also help with a child’s brain development and growth.

Thyroid Disorders We Treat

Some of the most common thyroid disorders we treat include:

  • Congenital hypothyroidism
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Hyperfunctioning thyroid nodule (hot nodule)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism, also called Graves’ disease or Graves syndrome
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules

Thyroid Disorder Symptoms

Thyroid disorder symptoms may be present from birth or develop as a child grows. With proper treatment, most thyroid disorders can be successfully managed in children. Symptoms can vary depending on the condition.

Thyroid Disorder Treatment

Treatments can vary depending on the condition and child’s age. We will work with you to create a care plan that is as unique as your child.

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