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What is the Thyroid Gland?

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What is the Thyroid Gland? by Annaroy(2): Wed 15, September, 2021
The thyroid gland is an important hormone-producing gland. It is responsible for a majority of functions in the human body, including the body’s metabolism, the body’s growth with age and it’s development. The thyroid gland fulfills this important role with the thyroid hormones it is responsible for secreting.



For example, if the body is in a cold environment and needs the energy to produce internal heat, the thyroid gland makes this possible by secreting more hormones into the blood.



The thyroid gland is present under the larynx, or voice box in the neck. It has a butterfly-like shape and wraps around the trachea or windpipe.



The thyroid is made up of small bubbles or sacs, known as follicles that store the thyroid gland’s hormones. To produce these hormones, the thyroid gland needs iodine. The human body does not produce iodine on its own, and to ensure that our thyroid gland gets enough of it, it needs to be present in our diet.



The iodine from food is absorbed into the bloodstream and is taken to the thyroid gland to produce more hormones.



Calcitonin is also a thyroid hormone, responsible for calcium in the body and bone growth.

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