The gland is one of the most important endocrine glands in the body, as it contributes to regulating its metabolic processes.
It consists of two lobes: The right lobe is connected to the left lobe by a thin strip of thyroid tissue known as the isthmus
The thyroid gland resembles the shape of a butterfly. It is located in the front part of the middle of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Specifically, next to the trachea, esophagus, and pharynx; Where it wraps around the cricoid cartilage
And upper tracheal rings.
Although the weight of the thyroid gland varies from one person to another depending on the size of the person and the levels of iodine in his diet, it usually weighs approximately 15-20 grams. It is worth saying that the thyroid gland uses the iodine it obtains from the diet to produce its hormones, which will be detailed later. The gland secretes these hormones directly into the blood when needed. Therefore, it is connected to two main arteries that feed it: They are the inferior thyroid artery
And the superior thyroid artery
It should be noted that the gland is found in both women and men alike.
The gland is composed of two types of cells: follicular cells
And the parafollicular cells, where the latter secrete the hormone calcitonin. In fact, the follicular cells constitute the largest part of the thyroid cells, which are responsible for secreting the thyroid hormones that contain iodine, namely thyroxine hormones, known as T4 , and triiodothyronine hormones, known as T3.
The gland plays an important role in regulating metabolic processes in the body. As most of the cells and tissues of the body are affected or regulated by the hormones T3 and T4 by controlling the production of certain proteins or not, In fact, For example, these two hormones contribute to regulating the growth and function of the brain and nerves. As well as heart rate, and blood pumping power, bone strength, They also affect the speed at which food moves through the digestive system. Rapid production and use of glucose in the body, As well as the functions of both skin and hair, And the eyes and intestines
In addition, the gland contributes to regulating the levels of calcium, phosphate and potassium in the blood through the hormone calcitonin. This is done by controlling the activity of osteoclast cells
Which works to break down bone, Consequently, the concentration of calcium in the bloodstream increases, Therefore, calcitonin inhibition of osteoclasts reduces calcium levels in the blood. Calcitonin may also reduce the amount of calcium that can be reabsorbed by the kidneys. Which leads to lowering its levels.
If the gland is insufficient, it produces small amounts of its hormones. Which leads to the appearance of many symptoms, Symptoms of hypothyroidism include feeling sick and tired, Heavy and frequent menstrual bleeding, forgetfulness, and weight gain, Dry skin and coarse hair, And hoarseness, intolerance to cold, There are many causes that may lead to hypothyroidism, It may include the following
- Inflammation of the gland
- Hashimoto’s gland inflammation
- Iodine deficiency
- Congenital hypothyroidism
- Thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine therapy
- Exposure to excessive amounts of iodine
- Lithium medication
The thyroid gland also greatly affects the increase in obesity in the body.
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