Thyroid

The thyroid gland, which is found in your neck, sets the rate at which your body produces energy. By releasing thyroid hormones your body's energy stores are utilised. The thyroid gland controls the level of metabolism through the production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland can be overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) which can affect the rate at which the body produces energy.

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