The thyroid is an endocrine gland in the front of the neck that looks like a butterfly that produces hormones. It makes chemicals that control important things like the body’s metabolism, energy level, breathing, heart rate, and mood.
According to the American Thyroid Association, about 12% of Americans will develop hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or another thyroid problem in their lives. Thyroid problems can make you gain or lose weight, have diarrhea or more bowel movements, feel weak in your muscles, have dry skin and hair, and be sensitive to cold. If you have been told that you have a thyroid problem, you might be wondering if a thyroid pill can help your thyroid work better. But are they safe? Does science show that they work? A qualified nutritionist at the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York, Leah Silberman, RD, gives some advice. Read the article.