Thyroid Disorders


Thyroid disorders are a condition of the thyroid gland which is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. The gland is found in the neck below the thyroid cartilage, more commonly referred to as the Adam’s apple in men, and at roughly the equivalent level as the cricoid cartilage. The thyroid controls how rapidly the body burns energy, makes proteins, and how receptive the body should be to other hormones. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are the most common problems of the thyroid gland.