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Signs You Should Get Your Thyroid Checked

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 21: <p>One of the most important parts of the body is also one of the smallest ones. The butterfly-shaped gland is the epitome example of small but powerful. The tiny gland at the base of the neck produces hormones that control many essential body processes, from the beating of the heart and <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/n/workouts-top-trainers-do-when-they-only-have-15-minutes"><strong>burning calories</strong></a> to <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/content/15-things-your-dermatologist-wants-you-know-about-skin-cancer"><strong>skin turnover</strong></a> and forming memories. More than 12 percent of people in the U.S. will develop a thyroid condition, and around 60 percent <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/n/unexpected-ways-know-if-you-have-health-problems"><strong>don’t know they have a problem</strong></a>.</p>

Signs You Should Get Your Thyroid Checked

One of the most important parts of the body is also one of the smallest ones. The butterfly-shaped gland is the epitome example of small but powerful. The tiny gland at the base of the neck produces hormones that control many essential body processes, from the beating of the heart and burning calories to skin turnover and forming memories. More than 12 percent of people in the U.S. will develop a thyroid condition, and around 60 percent don’t know they have a problem.

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