January: Thyroid Awareness Month

Republished from Medical News Today The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that are essential for heart rate, digestion, mood, and other functions crucial to human health. The thyroid produces the hormones calcitonin, thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones keep body processes, including metabolism, mood, breathing, and heart rate, running smoothly. Diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis cause a hormone imbalance, disrupting the thyroid gland’s hormone production to varying degrees. […]

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