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The Female Hypothyroid Epidemic: Don’t Become the Next Statistic

So what is the thyroid and what does it do? Generally speaking, the thyroid is a butterfly or bat-shaped gland located in the front of the neck near the Adam’s apple. Although it is small, the thyroid is fierce. Since the thyroid gland converts thyroxine (T4) into triiodothyronine (T3), the metabolically active hormone, it is responsible for your body’s production of T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones help to regulate metabolism, vital signs, brain development, menstrual cycles, and so much more.1

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