How Thyroid Gland Functions?


What is thyroid and how it functions?


The thyroid is a large ductless gland in the base of the neck. It’s a butterfly-shaped organ that can produce, store and secrete hormones which regulate your growth and development by controlling the rate of your metabolism.

The thyroid takes in iodine from the foods you eat to produce two main hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). The volume of the two hormones should remain balanced, or the disorder may cause health problems.

Hormones released by the thyroid gland control important body functions, including the heart rate, breathing, central and peripheral nervous system, muscle strength, body weight, body temperature, menstrual cycles, and cholesterol levels.


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