Thyroid diseases affect nearly 15 million people in the United States alone, but according the Thyroid Association of America more than half of those affected go undiagnosed. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to suffer from an overactive or underactive thyroid. This chart illustrates the thyroid gland and explains its role in the body. It covers normal hormone production and how to check your thyroid. Illustrations, descriptions and symptoms of having an overactive thyroid, underactive thyroid, thyroid nodules and cancer are included. Also provides description of common diseases and types of thyroid disorders.
Measures 20x26in.. Printed in the USA by Anatomical Chart Company.