Take this quick quiz to find out how much you know about thyroid disease, who it affects most and more now.
Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, below the Adam’s apple, and is the shape of a small butterfly. It produces thyroid hormones that help to control actions such as the burning of calories and the rate of your heartbeat. The hormones travel in the blood to all parts of your body, and all these functions make up your body’s metabolism.
Thyroid disease ranges in symptoms, depending on the type. It can be diagnosed with a blood test, a radioactive iodine uptake test, a thyroid scan or ultrasound, or a thyroid fine needle biopsy.
Take the quiz below to see how much you know about this common disease.
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