I do not pay much attention to the tiny endocrine powerhouse in my neck. Or I guess most of us do not, do we? Until I attended a talk about Unmasking Your Thyroid. It made me realize I should take notice of its importance. Our thyroid greatly influences almost every cell in our body. It acts as our body’s control center.
According to a study by the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, one in 11 Filipino adults has goiter. And around one in 12 Filipino adults suffers from some form of thyroid disorders. This study was done in 2012 and still holds true up to this date.