National Health Observances for January 2021
Thyroid Awareness Month
The thyroid may just be a small gland in the neck, but it produces hormones for many of your body’s vital organs, including your heart, brain, liver and skin. Thyroid disease can happen when too much or too little of these hormones are produced, forcing your body’s functions to speed up or slow down. Thyroid disease can lead to serious negative effects, including weight gain, feelings of anxiety and swelling in the neck.
Thankfully, there are many tests and treatments to determine if you have a thyroid condition. Contact your doctor about a thyroid evaluation if you’ve experienced any pain in your neck while swallowing or noticed any swelling or protrusions near your collarbone. For more information, please visit www.thyroidawareness.com.
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