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Underactive Thyroid: 4 Lifestyle Tips

One of the main functions of the small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland (in the neck just in front of the windpipe) is to produce specific hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism.  However, they also play a part in breathing, heart rate, body temperature, and muscle strength, among many other vital functions!   These hormones are called triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and many of the body’s functions slow down when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough of them.  What Factors Affect Thyroid Health?  Just like the many functions that the thyroid plays a part in, the factors that can affect its health…

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