The thyroid gland is located at the front of your neck. This gland secretes hormones that govern many of the functions in the body, such as the way the body uses energy and consumes oxygen. The thyroid regulates the heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, metabolism, muscle strength, and regulates menstrual cycles. Thyroid disorders typically occur when this gland releases too many or too few hormones. An overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to a wide range of health problems. At PCHWellness a thorough and personalized assessment of the thyroid gland function, as well as associated influencing factors is completed to maximize vitality and longevity.