The thyroid gland, located near your Adam's apple and shaped somewhat like a butterfly, is responsible for regulating your metabolism, your heartbeat and many other important bodily functions.
When something is wrong with your thyroid gland you might experience a wide variety of symptoms. Millions of people have hypothyroidism, which means that the gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone (TH). The opposite problem, hyperthyroidism or producing too much TH is less common but also problematic. Thyroid problems often go undiagnosed, largely because many of the symptoms of thyroid disorder can be mistaken for symptoms of other problems. Here are five signs that there might be something wrong with your thyroid gland.