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Understanding Hypothyroidism - Learn How To Protect Your Thyroid

If your thyroid isn't functioning properly, neither are you! Here's how to ensure yours is in tip-top shape. Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, affects more women than men, especially over age 60 (1). The thyroid is the master gland of metabolism and energy, and affects almost every cell in the body—so if your thyroid gland isn’t working optimally, neither are you! What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Thyroid hormone production is controlled by a feedback loop from your hypothalamus, pituitary, and thyroid gland. This feedback system acts like a thermostat: when the body needs more heat, this system will stimulate the thyroi

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