That Butterfly Shaped Gland

The thyroid gland is butterfly shaped. Sitting at the front of the neck, this little gland is responsible for a lot of functions to happen properly and when it underperforms, this causes hypothyroidism, a condition with many symptoms. These symptoms can include, fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, sleep disturbances, weight gain, hormonal issues, acid reflux, hair loss and a low sex drive, to name just a few.

With the thyroid gland being butterfly shaped, I thought I would share some of the photos I took at a butterfly farm last month.

A beautiful orange butterfly with white tips on the wings

An orange butterfly on a wooden bench arm

A white and black butterfly on pink flowers

A yellow and green butterfly

An orange centered butterfly with black and orange wings

An orange spotted butterfly

An orange butterfly sat on small white and pink flower

3 Orange butterflies on a red, orange and yellow flower

A bright orange butterfly on small yellow flowers

A black moth of a banana leaf

Two black and white striped butterflies on a leaf

A spotted black and white butterfly

Rachel next to a orange and black moth

An orange and black butterfly

A black and cream striped butterfly

An orange and black butterfly next to berries

Just beautiful, aren’t they?

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, and is a qualified Diet and Nutritional Advisor, also currently studying for relevant qualifications and certificates in Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Reflexology and more. She has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community.

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