The Thyroid Gland and How it Affects Hormones
The thyroid gland is a small gland located at the base of your throat, or Adam’s apple, that is responsible for converting the iodine found in many foods into the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are released into the bloodstream for the purpose of controlling metabolism. Thyroid problems can be as serious as cancer or as minimal as an enlarged gland, also known as a goiter. The most common thyroid problems, however, involve the over and under production of thyroid hormones:
- Hyperthyroidism – The overproduction of thyroid hormones
- Hypothyroidism – The underproduction of thyroid hormones
Thyroid hormones affect every organ, tissue, and cell in the body. When the thyroid gland is experiencing difficulty, the problems can be felt throughout every system of the body. The functionality of the thyroid can drastically alter energy levels, appetite, metabolism, and more. Fortunately, there are natural hormone therapies that can be helpful for healthy thyroid activity.
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