Thyroid diseases

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Thyroid Disease Basics

Thyroid Disease Basics

The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck that produces hormones that control your metabolism. When your thyroid doesn't work right, your health can dramatically suffer. Thyroid problems can cause your weight to fluctuate, sap your energy levels, and make you feel depressed.

By Jenilee Matz, MPH. Jenilee is a medical writer, health educator and triathlete based in Charlotte, NC. Published January 24, 2012.