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What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Health

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  • The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found inside your neck, right under your larynx or voice box
  • Your thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that control vital functions in your body
  • Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone, a condition that is often linked to iodine deficiency. Hyperthyroidism is the opposite, wherein your thyroid produces too many hormones

Your thyroid, one of your most important endocrine glands, greatly influences almost every cell in your body. Aside from regulating your metabolism by releasing the necessary hormones, the thyroid is also important for the growth and development in children, as well as nearly every physiological process in your body.


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