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That Butterfly Shaped Gland

That Butterfly Shaped Gland
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The thyroid gland is butterfly shaped. Sitting at the front of the neck, this little gland is responsible for a lot of functions and when it underperforms, it 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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About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

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