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Posted by Tina
on October 07, 2000 at 08:27:31:
In Reply to: Hyperthyroid question posted by Mary on October 06, 2000 at 18:56:33:
: I wanted to kknow if thyroid diseases stunt your growth?
I know that it can affect growth in children and I think they check all newborns for thyroid problems. But I think this is more related to HypoT not HyperT. There is a link between thyroid homone and growth homone that I don't quite understand yet though, hope someone can fill us in more about it. A funny thing happen to me last weekend concerning this. My daughter was over for a visit and while we were standing facing each other she suddenly asked it I was still 5'4". We both took off our shoes and found that my 5'2" daughter is taller than me! I'm only 56, don't think I should be shrinking quite yet! My mother (also hypoT) has lost about 4" in height, but then she's 82. We didn't get out the measuring tape but I'm going to later today. The last time I was measured was only three years ago (when I was hyperT) and I was still 5'4" and I know that just two years ago my growth hormones were highly active, Doc had said they were like those of a child. So I don't understand how this could be happening. Are you hyperT? Have you lost any height? Tina
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