January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness monthJanuary is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that releases hormones that control one’s metabolism. The thyroid can affect how fast your heart beats, how deep you breathe, whether you gain or lose weight, body temperatures, and cholesterol levels. Some common thyroid problems can include hyperthyroidism, goiters, and cancer.

Thyroid problems can arise due to cancer treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy. Below is a link detailing thyroid problems and how to combat them.


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