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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck just above the collarbone. It is one of the endocrine glands that produce hormones. Thyroid hormones control the pace of many body activities. These include the rate at which calories are burned and how fast the heart beats. All these activities make up the body's metabolism.

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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, just above the trachea. It produces hormones that help the body to function normally. Anyone can have a cancer in the thyroid gland. ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Hypothyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems and people over 60 years old. Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes ...

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Hyperthyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems and people over 60 years old. Grave's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes include ...

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