The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland secretes hormones in the blood, circulates its products to all tissues and cells of the body, where they control vital functions. Normal levels of thyroid hormone help the brain, heart, intestines, muscles and reproductive system function normally. Thyroid hormones control the metabolism of the body.
Endocrinology & Metabolism of East Alabama treats most thyroid disorders, including Graves’ Disease (overactive thyroid), hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), thyroid cancer, and more.