The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. The thyroid makes thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.
Articles in this section
- What is hypothyroidism?
- What is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone?
- What lab test should I be taking for hypothyroidism?
- What can Alpha do for hypothyroidism?
- What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
- What hormone does the thyroid gland produce?
- What is a thyroid gland?
- How common is hypothyroidism?
- Who is more likely to develop hypothyroidism?
- What medications are commonly known to interfere with thyroid hormone production?