Hypothyroidism actually occurs quite frequently, affecting one of 3500 newborns.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, a congenital subfunction of the thyroid gland, slows all metabolic functions due to insufficient thyroid hormones, leading to serious impairment of physical and mental development.

If thyroid hormone is administered orally soon after birth on a daily basis, normal metabolic function is established and thus healthy childhood development will ensue.

Hypothyroidism is quite common, affecting one in 3500 newborns.

 
 
Therapy:
  • Hypothyroidism can be effectively treated by means of lifelong thyroid hormone substitutes taken by mouth.
  • Daily administration of the hormone.
  • Long-term care should be handled by an experienced paediatrician, who carries out the regularly required clinical tests and laboratory controls in collaboration with a paediatric endocrinologist.

 

 
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