Hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease)

Hyperthyroidism (also called overactive thyroid or Graves' disease) is a condition in which your child’s thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. The over-secretion of thyroid hormone leads to over-activity of your child’s metabolism and can cause sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nervousness and irritability.

Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP

Why Choose Us?

The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP is one of the few centers in the nation dedicated to the unique medical needs of children and adolescents with thyroid disease.

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