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Thyroid Disease

  • Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, above the collarbone
  • The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in the body, including how fast one burns calories and how fast the heart beats
  • All of these activities are the body's metabolism
  • There are many types of thyroid disease.
  • The main conditions present in most thyroid illnesses are:
    • hypothyroidism (thyroid under activity)
    • hyperthyroidism (thyroid over activity)

Thyroid gland