Thyroid diseases

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. It produces the thyroid hormone that is responsible for secreting the right amount of energy that the body needs at all times. The main thyroid diseases are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, goiter, Graves' disease, and thyroiditis. They mainly affect women.

Thyroid diseases in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
The function of the thyroid gland is to control the metabolism of the whole organism and regulate the function of cells of the body and different organs.

Substantiated information by:

Felicia Alexandra Hanzu
Mireia Mora Porta

Published: 31 May 2021
Updated: 31 May 2021

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