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What are thyroid disorders?

Thyroid disorders are disorders that affect your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is located in your neck and controls many of your bodily functions, such as metabolism and heart rate. In many thyroid disorders, your thyroid is either overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). Often, thyroid disorders make the thyroid enlarge, which is called goiter.

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