TSH tells your thyroid gland how to produce other hormones. TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone, is produced by the pituitary gland (a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain). It helps the thyroid gland — located at the base of the neck — produce the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which affect your metabolism… Continue reading What Is TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)?
What Is a Goiter?- Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis
A goiter is typically painless, but a large one can make swallowing or breathing difficult. A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of your neck. The thyroid gland releases hormones that help control your metabolism and other important processes in your body. Having… Continue reading What Is a Goiter?- Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis
What Is the Thyroid Gland?
This gland helps control your metabolism and other important bodily functions. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ about two inches long. It’s located near the base of your neck right above your collarbone. It releases hormones that help control your metabolism and other important processes in the body. Noticeable thyroid cartilage is sometimes referred… Continue reading What Is the Thyroid Gland?