Children’s hyperthyroidism is not a very common disease, with Graves Disease being the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. The course of neonatal Graves disease is self-limiting, the prognosis is considerably worse than that in older children. As a result of their disease, patients are prone to prematurity, airway obstruction, and heart failure. The mortality rate from these conditions has been as high as 16%. With older childern, the common symptoms of hyperactivity, nervousness and emotional lability are often attributed to other causes, most frequently attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You can read the full story here:
More and more of the population is being negativly affected by thyroid disease. Below is an article on the toxins in our enviroment that are believed to be the cause of the increase of thryoid disease and cancer.