The Thyroid is responsible for metabolism, mood, and energy levels. Having weight issues? If it produces too many hormones, you will experience weight loss.To little, weight gain.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that makes two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones control how the body uses energy, so they affect nearly every organ in your body, even your heart.
Thyroid tests help determine:
Hyperthyroidism:when thyroid hormone levels are too high
Graves’ Disease:the most common cause of hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism:when thyroid hormones levels are too low
Hashimoto’s Disease:of the most common cause of hypothyroidism