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World Thyroid Day

World Thyroid Day is observed on May 25 to raise awareness about this crucial gland in the body. Thyroid disease is the generic term for medical conditions that do not allow the thyroid gland to produce a sufficient amount of hormones. Several health organizations, physicians, and clinics conduct presentations and educational seminars to mark the holiday. The aim is to create awareness and get people talking about thyroid conditions, their causes, and the available treatment options. World Thyroid Day also educates the public about the thyroid’s significance in terms of our general wellness.


Members of the Thyroid Federation International declared World Thyroid Day in 2007. The date was chosen to honor the birth of the European Thyroid Association (ETA), which was formed on May 25, 1965. The ETA was the pioneer of World Thyroid Day. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) voiced support for World Thyroid Day in 2010. Other international bodies, such as the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine (C.S.N.M.), the Chinese Society of Endocrinology (C.S.E.), and the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA) are supporters of the initiative.


The thyroid gland is a tiny gland near the base of the neck. This butterfly-shaped gland generates two hormones: thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Although the thyroid is a small gland, it has a significant impact on one’s health. The thyroid’s principal role is to regulate the body’s metabolism. The majority of people equate metabolism with how efficiently you burn calories. However, metabolism has an impact on body temperature and heart rate. When you have a thyroid condition, it affects your metabolic rate. Thyroid disorders could produce too little or too much thyroxine and triiodothyronine.


If you are experiencing symptoms of overactive or underactive thyroid, reach out to the providers at Complex and Internal Medicine to schedule an appointment by calling 307.688.3535.

Source: WORLD THYROID DAY - May 25, 2023 - National Today

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