Thyroid

The thyroid (thyroid), also called the thyroid gland, is an essential metabolic organ of the body, located in the trachea, in the region of the larynx, at the base of the neck, with a shape that resembles that of a butterfly. It is an endocrine gland (which secretes hormones in the blood), whose name comes from the ancient Greek thyreos, which means shield.

The thyroid releases two hormones called thyroid hormones, T3 (=triiodothyronine) and T4 (=levothyroxine or thyroxine), which play an essential role in numerous metabolic processes, such as growth before and after birth, in actions neurological functions of the central nervous system, in the regulation of body temperature and energy expenditure, etc. That is why the deficiency of T3 and T4 (called hypothyroidism) and their excessive production (called hyperthyroidism) can cause serious problems and require treatment and medical monitoring.

It is also important to note, that in order to manufacture the thyroid hormones (T3 and T4), the thyroid gland needs iodine . In the past, iodine deficiency caused goiter (swelling of the thyroid) and several serious diseases, such as cretinism. Latin America.

It is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor in any case of thyroid problems. Our aim with the site is only to provide you with useful information so that you can better understand the disease and its treatment.

Main thyroid diseases:

– hypothyroidism

– hyperthyroidism

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