Growing up concerns | Symptoms & Causes | Diagnosis

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Growing up concerns

What is Growing up concerns?

Teens may have growth problems for other reasons, though. Growth is controlled by the hormones the body produces. Many diseases of the endocrine system, which is made up of the glands that produce hormones, can affect growth. Hypothyroidism can cause slow growth because the thyroid gland isn't producing enough thyroid hormone, which is necessary to support normal growth. A major symptom of hypothyroidism is feeling tired or sluggish. A blood test measuring thyroid levels can show if someone has this disorder, which can develop at any time in life and is common in teen girls and women of childbearing age.


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