The thyroid is the body’s largest endocrine glands is located in the neck just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid’s main function is to release thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones are crucial in regulating the body’s metabolism as well as growth and development. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary gland located in the brain which regulates all of the bodies glands. Problems that arise from thyroid destruction or damage can include anything from problems with growth development to lymphoma.
The thyroid’s main job is to produce thyroid hormone. Hormones are chemicals that are secreted by glands which act like messengers telling specific body parts what to do.
Thyroid hormones help the body make energy, keep body temperature regulated and assist other organs in their function.
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