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Can lifestyle changes improve thyroid function? - Philly
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland at the front of the neck, might not seem like much to look at, but when it is malfunctioning, it can wreak havoc on your health. The thyroid produces thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones that control the metabolism, respiration, temperature and other important functions of the body. Too much or too little of these hormones can lead to thyroid disorders like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.