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The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, regulating the body’s metabolic rate, as well as influencing the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is vitally important to the body’s overall well-being. If your thyroid is not functioning properly, it can produce too much thyroid hormone, which causes the body’s systems to speed up (hyperthyroidism); or it can create too little thyroid hormone, which causes the body’s systems to slow down (hypothyroidism).