The thyroid gland is a major component of the body because it regulates all kinds of aspects related to our body as well as our mind. The thyroid, for example, regulates certain hormone levels as well as metabolism. If the thyroid gland doesn't create sufficient levels of thyroid hormone, the resulting condition (hypothyroidism) can cause depression or other mental health disturbances. That's why if you're feeling down, it's a good idea to get a thyroid test to ensure proper functioning of the thyroid gland. If you are diagnosed with a thyroid condition, you will most likely be prescribed medication to reduce the symptoms.
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