Be aware of Thyroid Gland before it malfunctions
“Thyroid” is one of the most essential endocrine glands in the body. Its function is to produce thyroid
hormones that impact various systems in the body. If thyroid gland malfunctions, often time the organs
in almost all the systems are affected.
Malfunctioning thyroid can have an impact on our body. The abnormalities of thyroid function can be
divided into 3 following types:
- Enlarged thyroid gland causes a lump to appear in front of the neck but can still produce
- Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive to the point where the
level of hormones in the blood is higher than usual.
- Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive, causes insufficient
thyroid hormones in the bloodstream.