All about Thyroid Disorders

Most of us have heard of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck, but not everyone realizes that it influences every single metabolic process in your body. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which governs how fast your heart beats and how fast you burn calories. Women are more likely to have issues with their thyroid than men, and it can affect everything from your period to your ability to get and stay pregnant.

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Ask Sofia: What are the signs of a thyroid disorder?

The thyroid gland itself is relatively small, but it can impact your entire body – everything from your metabolism to your heartbeat to weight and energy. Located in the neck, the thyroid produces hormones that influence your body’s metabolic processes – too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) can make you feel restless and anxious while too little (hypothyroidism) can lead to fatigue. Women are more likely to suffer from a thyroid disorder than men, particularly after pregnancy and menopause – and nearly 15 million “silent sufferers” have an undiagnosed condition, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Once diagnosed, however, most thyroid issues can be treated and managed.

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