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1, Jun 24, 2013

Thyroid health: overactive or not?

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:59 am

I read this piece from Harvard Medical School newsletter. I am pretty sure I have posted something similar before, but the thought of a friend of mine developing thyroid problem makes me determined to post it again.

“Many people diagnosed with a thyroid condition are surprised that such a tiny gland can have such a profound impact on overall health and well-being. But the thyroid gland plays an enormous role in human health.

“Throughout life, this busy gland is constantly producing hormones that influence metabolism. When disease causes your thyroid gland to slack off and underproduce thyroid hormone, or overwork and produce too much of it, you’ll know something isn’t right.

“Millions of people have an overactive thyroid gland. Many don’t know it. This condition, known as hyperthyroidism, occurs more often in women than in men. Since the thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism, an overactive thyroid puts the body into overdrive.”

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