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HormonesThyroid Disease
January 5, 2018

What is a goiter?

It’s a funny-sounding word, but a goiter can have a real impact on your health. A goiter is an abnormal growth on your thyroid gland. The lump is an enlargement of the butterfly-shaped gland (your thyroid) at the base of your neck; which will move up and down when you swallow. Your thyroid produces two important hormones: Triiodothyronine (T3) Thyroxine (T4) These thyroid hormones have a major impact on: Growth Heartbeat Immune regulation in the intestine The use of oxygen and energy The use of vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, electrolytes, and water Heat production Fertility So, the presence of a…
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