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How much do you know about your Thyroid?

 

How much do you know about your thyroid? Do you know the function of the thyroid, how to know when there might be a problem, or where to find detailed information about thyroid diseases?

 

Having a general understanding of the thyroid, thyroid diseases, and how these diseases can be prevented can play a vital role in your long-term health!
 
Getting to know your Thyroid

 

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the lower center of your neck. The job of the thyroid is to produce and release hormones into the blood that help your body use energy, stay warm, and make sure your brain, heart, muscles, and other organs function properly.

https://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-information/

 

What should you be watching for?

 

One easy way that you can keep an eye out for potential thyroid problems is by doing occasional “Thyroid Neck Checks.” 

 

This graphic from ThyroidAwareness.com takes you through a simple self-check:

 

Learning more about Thyroid Diseases…

 

If you are interested in learning more about prevention, symptoms and treatment options for common thyroid diseases, see the links below.

 

 

 


 

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