Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front part of your neck. The bony structure in front of your neck, commonly known as the Adam's apple, in conjunction with the thyroid cartilage that forms it, is there to protect your thyroid gland. Your thyroid's main job is to control the amount of oxygen utilized by each and every cell in your body. Thus, it controls your metabolic rate, i.e., the rate at which your body burns fuel.
If your thyroid gland is under-functioning, you burn fuel more slowly and often have difficulty with getting rid of excess body weight. People with overactive thyroid glands are usually thin and wiry with rapid heart rate and agitation.
Thyroid gland function is complex, and there is no need for you to become an expert in its physiology and biochemistry. It is important, however, for you to have a general understanding to enable you to best take care of this precious gland.Thyroid problems leave you feeling tired and unmotivated.
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