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Could It Be My Thyroid?

The thyroid is a butterfly- shaped gland in the neck, just above the collarbone. It is an endocrine gland that makes hor- mones that travel in your blood to all parts of your body. The thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities together are known as your body’s metabolism.

A properly functioning thyroid will produce the right amounts of hormones needed to keep your body’s metabolism working at a rate that is not too fast or too slow.

According to the National Institutes of Health, millions of people in the U.S. have thyroid diseases. Most of them are women.

September’s lecture will in- crease your knowledge about the thyroid and will help you sort through the many myths about having a thyroid problem.

Come to this informative lecture to learn:

  • What does the thyroid do?
  • What causes thyroid disease?
  • What are the symptoms of thyroid disease?
  • How are thyroid diseases diagnosed?
  • What is hypothyroidism?
  • What is hyperthyroidism?
  • How are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism treated?
  • What is nodular thyroid disease?
  • What is considered a borderline case?
  • When should a borderline case be treated? When should it not be?
  • What is TSH?
  • What is mild thyroid deficiency?
  • What does the latest research show about diagnosis and treatment for thyroid disease?
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