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5 Basic Facts Everyone Should Know About Their Thyroid

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Meet the gland that can increase your energy, give you better sleep and weight management: The thyroid.

Did you know that more than 12% of the U.S. population will have a thyroid condition at some point in their lifetime? Of those with thyroid disease, 60% are unaware that they have it.

The thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, can either make or break performance in all areas of life.

Because healthy thyroid function is so key to living a healthy life, here are 5 basic facts everyone should know about their thyroid.

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Twelve percent of people, 1 out of every 8 people, will have a thyroid condition at some point in their lifetime.  Of those with thyroid disease, sixty percent are unaware that they have it.  Considering these numbers, you have a 1 in 14 chance of having thyroid disease without even knowing it.

So what is the thyroid and what problems can a dysfunctional thyroid cause? The thyroid gland is a hormone in the neck that controls how quickly the body uses metabolizes energy. Simply put, the more thyroid hormone you have working, the more you will metabolize energy.  Thyroid dysfunction comes in the forms of both too much and too little.

  • Hypothyroid: An under-active thyroid metabolizes less energy, which can cause you to gain weight, suffer chronic fatigue, or often feel cold. This is more common in women and can also contribute to feelings of depression.
  • Hyperthyroid:  An over-active thyroid will metabolize more energy, making you feel restless, causing undesired weight loss, and feeling hot.

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Twelve percent of people have some sort of thyroid disease. That’s 1 out of every 8. Of those, sixty percent don’t know that they have it. All things considered, that means you have a 1 in 14 chance of having some type of thyroid disease you’re not aware of.

So what is the thyroid and why is it causing so many people problems (even problems, it seems, that they’re not aware of)? The thyroid gland is a hormone in the neck that controls how quickly the body uses energy. Simply put, the more thyroid you have working, the more energy you will burn up. Thyroid problems can come on both sides of the coin.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.