The thyroid gland is one of the most crucial glands of our body, it controls the metabolic rate of our body. It controls the energy consumption of our body so almost every system in the body is under the control of the Thyroid gland.
Thyroid diseases affect whole of the body since it affects the body metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism or hyperactive thyroid causes excessive release of thyroid hormones in the system leading to an overactive body. Hypothyroidism is a relatively less life-threatening condition but on another hand, hyperthyroid had severe complications. A person suffering from overactive thyroid should be very cautious.
Thyroid disorder is one of the most common diseases worldwide, almost 1/3rd of the population suffers from subclinical thyroid disorders. The prevalence of thyroid disease is 8% in women and 3% in men.