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What is Thyroid and why it is important ?

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

A small organ that’s located in the front of the neck, wrapped around the windpipe which is called Thyroid. It’s shaped like a butterfly with two wide wings that extend around the side of your throat. You have glands throughout your body, where they create and release substances that help your body do a specific function. Your thyroid makes hormones that control many vital functions of your body.

Thyroid has an essential job to do within your body — releasing and controlling thyroid hormones that control metabolism. Metabolism is a process where the food you take into your body is transformed into energy. This energy is used throughout your entire body to keep many of your body’s systems working properly. Consider your metabolism as a generator which takes in raw energy and uses it to power something bigger.

Your metabolism is controlled by Thyroid with a few required hormones — T4, and T3. These two hormones are created by the thyroid and they tell the body’s cells how much power to use. When your thyroid works properly, it will balance the right amount of hormones to keep your metabolism working at the right rate. Learn more about managing and regulating Thyroid hormones from our blog here.

The pituitary gland, which is located in the middle of the skull, below your brain, looks after and controls the amount of thyroid hormones in your bloodstream. It adjusts the amounts with its own hormone as soon as it senses a lack or a high level of thyroid hormones in your body. This hormone is called thyroid stimulating hormone. It will tell the thyroid what requires to be done to get the body back to normal.

Read our blog Thyroid FAQs to learn more about Thyroid effects and causes.

About Sanidhya Clinic

The Sanidhya clinic provides out-patient services with highly qualified and experienced specialists on hormonal disorders in adults and children and digestive disorders in children along with in-house laboratory, pharmacy and a team of paramedical officers. The clinic is equipped to deal with hormonal disorders related to the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, insulin(diabetes) and reproductive endocrinology, especially complex secondary & tertiary care, gestational diabetes management, adult and adolescent diabetes management, metabolic & liver disorders. The only center in Vadodara providing all specialty services and treatment in any hormonal and metabolic disorders along with visiting consultancy facility at Bodeli, Dahod and Bharuch.

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