Our endocrine system is one of the most important and complex systems in the human body. All of our body’s hormones, and the organs that produce them, make up our endocrine system. Specifically, our thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that resides at the base of the neck and is responsible for producing hormones that coordinate activities of the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, skin, and our metabolism.
Did you know?
It is estimated that 52 million people in the United States have some form of thyroid disease, and up to sixty percent of individuals with thyroid disorders are unaware.
The most well-known and most common thyroid disorder is hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism occurs when there is an under-production of thyroid hormone or when the body does not use thyroid hormone efficiently. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common form of hypothyroidism and occurs due to underactive thyroid production with an overactive immune (autoimmune) response. Generally, laboratory findings of hypothyroidism consist of a high TSH and low T3 and T4.
What does a body need for optimal thyroid function?
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