Thyroid

Gland

Found in both women and men, the thyroid controls a person's metabolism. It is located in the front of the neck.

This gland secretes hormones that govern many of the functions in your body, such as the way the body uses energy, consumes oxygen and produces heat. 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.

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