Shaped like a butterfly the thyroid gland is a small but powerful highly vascular gland located below your larynx and straddles the trachea. An increasingly common problem, thyroid function imbalance can be the root cause of many symptoms.
A healthy thyriod:
Regulates the menstrual cycle, optimum fertility levels
Regulates blood cholesterol levels and your heart beat
Regulates body temperature, important for immunity
Along with the pituitary gland regulates hormone levels and cellular metabolism.
Sounds familiar? If you suspect you may have a Thyroid imbalance it is important to get complete and accurate testing. Unfortunately conventional medicine usually only tests the TSH and if your lucky the T4 levels of your thyroid. This doesn't provide an accurate picture of the health of your gland. Thankfully we have access to integrative pathology testing as alternative practitioners which offer a vast array of testing including thyroid function. Speak to your chosen practioner today :)