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Health Tip: Medical Problems May Lead to Hyperactivity

Last Updated: May 10, 2011.

(HealthDay News) -- Kids are typically little balls of endless energy. But for some, hyperactivity can signal an underlying health problem.

While each of us has a different threshold for measuring hyperactivity, excessive movement is considered a problem if it interferes with school work or the ability to fit in with other children.

The ADAM Encyclopedia offers this list of potential health triggers for hyperactivity in children:

  • Having attention-deficit disorder.
  • Having a disorder of the brain or central nervous system.
  • Having an emotional disorder.
  • Having hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid gland.

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