How To Live Without A Thyroid Gland

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It Regulates Practically Everything

Weighing less than an ounce, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland is located low in the front of the neck, below the pharynx (voicebox), wrapping around the larynx (wind­pipe). The thyroid helps regulate metabo­lism by controlling various endo­crine system glands. Think of it like a command center that makes efficient use of the energy we possess. An under­active thyroid gland (hypo­thyroidism) can manifest the following symptoms:

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