Thyroid disorders in teenagers and young people

Thyroid disorders become more common with age. Although it is more likely that an adult will develop a thyroid condition than a child, teenager or young person, they can still occur. They often run in families and may affect young people in different ways to adults.

Because thyroid disorders are rare in teenagers and young people, it can often make you feel that those around you do not ‘get’ what you are going through. For this reason, we have produced some information to help you understand your conditions, as well as to help you understand more about your thyroid. We also have lots of tips from doctors and patients about how to manage any symptoms and feelings you may experience.

Read our guide to living with a thyroid disorder for teenagers

Download or order our booklet 

Thyroid stories

Films for teenagers

Watch our webinars

Patient forums

Young people’s research news

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