What Is Thyroid?
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front lower part of your neck. It plays a crucial role in your endocrine system — releasing and regulating hormones that control your body’s metabolism. These hormones are essential in many of your body’s processes, helping to regulate your body’s vital functions.
The two main types of thyroid diseases are:
- Overproduction or underproduction of hormones (Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism)
- Swelling of the thyroid or formation of nodules (Goitres or thyroid nodules)