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Thyroid Health

Written by  Vesna Manasieva, BSc Alternative Medicine; MSc Pharmacology Thyroid Health article

The thyroid gland and hormones

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped two-inch long, brownish red, highly vascular gland found inside the neck, under the larynx or voice box. It has two lobes located on each side of the windpipe that are both connected by a tissue called the isthmus. A normal thyroid gland weighs somewhere between 20 and 60 grams. The thyroid is responsible for producing three types of hormones crucial for metabolism and many other bodily functions. The hormones produced by the thyroid are: Tri-iodothyronine (T3), Thyroxine (T4), Di-iodothyronine (T2). Read more