According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists an estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. The American Thyroid Association says that your thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple) “produces thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working normally.”
There are several thyroid diseases, and each has different signs and symptoms. To learn more, click here.
This infographic from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology explains how your thyroid helps your body function.