Thyroid Dysfunction

It is estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to nearly 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are completely unaware of their condition.

Thyroid

 

What is the Thyroid?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland that is located low on the front neck. The thyroid has many functions, but primarily it secretes hormones that are responsible for metabolism, body temperature, cholesterol levels, breathing and heart rate to name a few. Two of the most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid.