The #thyroid gland got its name from the Greek word for “shield,” due to its physical appearance in the neck. The thyroid gland has multiple functions, most importantly it produces and releases thyroid hormone, which regulates our #metabolism. Hypothyroidism is the term used to describe an underactive thyroid. Learn about #diseases of the thyroid on our #healthbytes blog: http://mshs.co/vZEz307XAuN #ForYouForLife #ThyroidAwareness

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Understanding Your Thyroid Gland, aka “the Shield” – Health Bytes

learn about the thyroid gland and its disorders, including symptoms, causes and treatments for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer

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