Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Samantha | 2009/10/06

Q.

Possible thyroid problem?

I know a 9 year old girl who is gaining weight rapidly, she has mood swings, temper tantrums and short term memory problems. What could be wrong with her and could it be linked to the thyroid?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that this young girl has a problem with low thyroid which is known as hypothyroidism. It would be best for her to be seen and examined by a paediatrician.

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