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Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a gland at the base of your neck. This important part of your body produces hormones that regulate blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate and weight. When your thyroid has problems, many aspects of your well-being can be negatively impacted. Learn more about the thyroid here.

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What is thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer arises from the thyroid gland — a butterfly-shaped organ located on the front of the neck whose main function is producing thyroid hormones to regulate metabolism. Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in U.S., mainly due to advancements in imaging techniques that help detect smaller lesions.

Sakine Sever MD By Sakine Sever November 28, 2017

What is Hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s disease, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. Hashimoto’s disease causes chronic inflammation of the thyroid, as antibodies form attacking thyroid cells due to the changes to your immune mechanisms.

Sakine Sever MD By Sakine Sever September 5, 2017

Thyroid disease diminishes quality of life

The thyroid, a gland at the base of the neck, is a crucial driver of bodily operation. When your thyroid experiences issues, your whole body starts to feel out of sorts — and your quality of life suffers.

February 5, 2015