The thyroid is something you hear a lot about in medical journals, TED talks, and maybe even in your doctor’s office. But what is the thyroid disease exactly? For as much as we hear about it, most people probably have no idea where the thyroid is in the body or what its function is. So here we go! The thyroid is the butterfly shaped gland at the base of the neck which controls your metabolic rate and protein synthesis a.k.a. your ability to lose and gain weight. See, the more you know.
Luckily, there are a few thyroid signs to watch out for that are a much clearer than playing a guessing game with your thyroid! If you notice any of these 9 thyroid symptoms, take your concerns to your doctor immediately — you could be dealing with a thyroid disorder without even realizing it.