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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.
With the thyroid gland being butterfly shaped, I thought I would share some of the photos I took at a butterfly farm last month.
Just beautiful, aren’t they?
- What is hypothyroidism?
- What are the thyroid medication options?
- What happens if I don’t take my medication?
- Can Hypothyroidism be cured?
- How long will it take me to feel well again?
- What’s Hashimoto’s? Do I have it?
- How do I treat Hashimoto’s?
- Can you cure Hashimoto’s?
- How many of my symptoms are common among other hypothyroidism patients?
- Why is weight gain a common symptom?
- What other conditions can hypothyroidism come hand in hand with?
- What tests should my doctor be doing?
- What’s wrong with my doctor testing TSH alone?
- What results should I be aiming for?
- What’s a conversion problem? Why is it common?
- What supplements should I consider taking?
- Why is my hair falling out?
- Any books I can read?
- Any support groups I can join?
- Why are the adrenal glands important?
- What is the endocrine system?
- Should I avoid any foods?
- What could any enlargement or abnormalities mean?
- Could I have a gluten sensitivity?
- Why is gluten ‘bad’ for so many thyroid patients?
- Will I ever feel ‘normal’ again?
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Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, blogger, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. She has two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. Although British, she advocates for thyroid patients worldwide.