Your thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck, under the voice box.
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Located at the base of the neck, your thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that control how the body creates proteins, uses energy, and responds to other hormones.
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The thyroid sits just below your larynx near the base of your neck. This approximately 2-inch-long gland is part of your endocrine system and controls your metabolism.
Fatigue is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, otherwise known as an underactive thyroid. In individuals with this condition, the body’s metabolism begins to slow down, leading to symptoms like low energy and lethargy. This differs from hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, in which the body’s metabolism speeds up.
Many people – particularly women in their 30s and into menopausal years – have an underactive thyroid without realising it. An underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism) can be associated with lifestyle (such as high stress and poor diet) and genetic markers that may predispose people to it.