The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Located in the neck, the thyroid gland is responsible for producing a range of hormones that regulate the body's metabolism (chemical reactions in the body that help it function and grow). Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) occurs when the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone.
Hyperthyroidism occurs more commonly in adolescents and more often in girls than boys. However, hyperthyroidism can occur in younger children of both genders.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism in children may include:
Hyperthyroidism in children may be caused by:
Your child's doctor at Riley at IU Health can use the following exams and tests to diagnose hyperthyroidism:
Hyperthyroidism is most commonly treated with:
Hyperthyroidism responds well to treatment and is a manageable condition.
Visit the links below to learn more about hyperthyroidism and discover support groups and resources.
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.