Thyroid Disorders & Surgery
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck, just over the windpipe. It produces iodine-containing hormones which regulate the rate at which body cells use energy and produce heat.
The growth and development of all the body’s tissues are dependent on the thyroid gland’s proper functioning. If the thyroid gland is either overactive or underactive, it can create health problems.
For more information on Thyroid topics, please visit the websites or links below.
- Thyroid Foundation
- Merck Manual
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