Thyroid Disorders: Symptoms You Shouldn’t Neglect
July 4, 2018
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland in the neck below the larynx. This gland is responsible for the production of 3 major hormones (triiodothyronine, thyroxine, and calcitonin) that perform many functions, such as regulation of the metabolic rate and energy metabolism, control of growth and tissue development processes, regulation of blood calcium levels and bones build–up. Thyroid disorders can be accompanied by either a decrease in its function (hypothyroidism) or an increase (hyperthyroidism). Let's look at the most characteristic features of these conditions.
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