The endocrine system helps your body function properly by communicating and coordinating vital processes via your hormones. Hormones are produced and released by specific endocrine glands and are delivered through the bloodstream. Hormones can be thought of as chemical messages.
From the blood stream, the hormones communicate with the body by heading towards their target cell to bring about a particular change or effect to that cell. The hormone can also create changes in the cells of surrounding tissues (paracrine effect). The endocrine system works with the nervous system and the immune system to help the body cope with different events and stresses.
Thyroid disease is a common issue that can cause symptoms because of having an over active or under active function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintains our body metabolism.
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple it is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck.
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