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20 things to know about the thyroid

Espresso Logo By Philippe Michaud of Espresso | Slide 1 of 20: <p>The thyroid is crucial to the body’s proper functioning. Through the secretion of the <strong>hormones</strong> thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), the gland, which is located in the neck behind the Adam’s apple, helps regulate the metabolism of the body’s cells.</p><p><strong>Thyroid </strong>dysfunction, such as <strong>hypothyroidism </strong>and <strong>hyperthyroidism</strong>, can lead to several health problems and the development of a number of <strong>illnesses</strong>.</p><p>But how can we tell if our thyroid is not functioning properly? Are there treatments for thyroid problems? Read on and find out.</p>

20 things to know about the thyroid

The thyroid is crucial to the body’s proper functioning. Through the secretion of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), the gland, which is located in the neck behind the Adam’s apple, helps regulate the metabolism of the body’s cells.

Thyroid dysfunction, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, can lead to several health problems and the development of a number of illnesses.

But how can we tell if our thyroid is not functioning properly? Are there treatments for thyroid problems? Read on and find out.

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