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Do you know how to take care of your thyroid?
Thyroid Awareness Month Ribbon The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat, right above your collarbone. Although, small and often ignored while it's functioning correctly, this particular gland is part of the endocrine system and is responsible for making sure your body uses energy at the proper rate by secreting a hormone that helps regulate your metabolism.If there is a problem with your thyroid, your metabolism may burn energy rapidly or not quickly enough, causing a problem. Fatigue, weight gain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, rapid heart rate could be a result of an over or under-active thyroid. It is estimated that millions of people, mostly women, have thyroid disorders but have not received a diagnosis. Below there are resources dealing with varying thyroid disorders and even a way to check the health of your thyroid or who to contact if more information is needed. Having a thyroid disorder may seem like a rare occurrence, but increasing your knowledge about your thyroid should not be.


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American Thyroid Association
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 550
Falls Church, Virginia 22041
Phone: (703) 998-8890
Fax: (703) 998-8893
Toll-free (800)-THYROID

Hormone Foundation
401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 900
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5817
Phone: (800)-HORMONE
Fax: (301) 941-0259

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Office of Communications & Public Liaison NIDDK,
NIH Bldg 31, Rm 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Phone: (301) 496-3583

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