Thyroid hormones are chemical substances, made in and secreted by the thyroid gland. They are essential for normal metabolism and development. There are three types of thyroid hormones—thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck, just above your collarbone. It’s … Continue reading Thyroid Hormones: Mastering the Importance of the Thyroid.
The thyroid gland is one of the body’s most important components. The thyroid regulates hormone balance and contributes to weight, mood, and mental stability—and that barely scratches the surface. Because of the thyroid’s influence on so many of the body’s important, and even “secondary” functions, an unhealthy thyroid can have far-reaching, unexpected, and odd effects … Continue reading 10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck, sort of like an internal bowtie. Part of the endocrine system, your thyroid produces and secretes the hormones T4 and T3. These essential hormones regulate growth, development, and metabolism. A Closer Look at Thyroid Function The thyroid consists of two lobes … Continue reading Thyroid Health: What You Need To Know.