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can my thyroid kill me

From: ladyice001 - 4 years 9 weeks ago

I've been treated for panic and anxiety for 12 years could it all this time have been my thyroid, I'm a government patient, is there any dockter in the vaaltriangle in sasolburg that can help me with tests and to see what is wrong I do have swelling where my thyroid is, please can anyone help me? Please contact me at annamarie.brits@yahoo.com

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The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid /ˈθaɪrɔɪd/, is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body, and consists of two connected lobes. It is found in the neck, below the laryngeal prominence (Adam's apple). The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls the body's sensitivity to other hormones. It participates in these processes by producing thyroid hormones, the principal ones being thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which is more active. These hormones regulate the growth and rate of function of many other article spinner in the body. T3 and T4 are synthesized from iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produces calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis.

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