Healthcare Tips

Why You Should Be Thinking About Your Thyroid

January 22, 2024

Most people aren’t really aware of the attention their thyroid deserves—that’s probably why somebody decided to make an awareness month for it. If you weren’t already in the know about what your thyroid does, we can simplify the answer for you: it’s a lot.This forgettable butterfly-shaped gland is part of the endocrine system, working with a bunch of other organs and glands to produce hormones that help control your body’s growth rate and metabolism, and can regulate sexual function. 

So Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention

If your thyroid isn’t working the way it’s supposed to, that can lead to a lot of different complications, including Graves’ disease. And throwing your thyroid out of whack can be caused by something as simple as too much stress. So to make sure your thyroid is in tip-top shape, keep your stress minimal, and a balanced diet with plenty of nutrition won’t hurt you, either. 

And If You’re Concerned? 

You won’t have to look far. Hancock Health’s endocrinology department is more than happy to address any concerns you might have and will work with you to keep that vital gland operating exactly how it’s supposed to.