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Signs You Have a Thyroid Disease

ETNT Health Logo By Heather Newgen of ETNT Health | Slide 1 of 9: The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped organ near the base of the neck that's responsible for creating hormones your body needs to function and regulating body temperature, metabolism, and heart rate. When your thyroid isn't working properly, it can affect your overall well-being making you feel sluggish and not well, while others won't feel symptoms at all. According to the American Thyroid Association, "An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease [and] up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition." Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, M.D., endocrine surgeon and director of the Center for Endocrine Tumors at Saint John's Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA who explained what thyroid disease is and signs to watch out for. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

Signs You Have a Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped organ near the base of the neck that's responsible for creating hormones your body needs to function and regulating body temperature, metabolism, and heart rate. When your thyroid isn't working properly, it can affect your overall well-being making you feel sluggish and not well, while others won't feel symptoms at all. According to the American Thyroid Association, "An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease [and] up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition." Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, M.D., endocrine surgeon and director of the Center for Endocrine Tumors at Saint John's Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA who explained what thyroid disease is and signs to watch out for. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

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