All About Thyroid

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The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the front of the neck. This gland makes hormones that travel through your bloodstream and regulate how your body breaks down food and uses it for energy. Thyroid disorders typically occur when this gland releases too many or too few hormones. An overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to a wide range of health problems in both men and women.

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