What Is A Thyroid Gland?
The thyroid gland is the largest gland in the endocrine system. The shape of the thyroid gland is of a butterfly and it is located in the neck. It produces 3 hormones: Thyroxine (T4), Triiodothyronine (T3) [routinely counted as thyroid hormones] and Calcitonin. Excess or lack of thyroid hormones can impact metabolism in different ways.
Hypothyroidism is the condition for weight gain due to thyroid. It is very common among adults,1out of 10 suffer from hypothyroid. Know more about inter-relationship of thyroid and weight and foods to avoid in hypothyroidism.
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