Guest Post: A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Health

Sep, 24 2016 by Du La

The thyroid gland is a small, but absolutely essential gland located in the lower portion of the front of the neck. The main functions of the thyroid gland are to regulate metabolism, and in younger persons, growth of bones and sexual development. Thyroid dysfunction can occur in two ways: over-activity of the thyroid gland, and, more commonly, under-activity. This dysfunction is defined by levels of thyroid hormones under laboratory examination, meaning that a person may be diagnosed with thyroid illness without necessarily experiencing thyroid-associated symptoms. Over-activity of the thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism, is relatively rare, affecting approximately 1-2% of persons... Read more

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Guest Post: A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Health

The thyroid gland is a small, but absolutely essential gland located in the lower portion of the front of the neck. The main functions of the thyroid gland are to...

Sep, 24 2016 by Du La

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