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Methodist In The Media

11 Sep

The neck check that could save your life

There are changes that are a normal part of aging, and changes that can signal something that just isn’t right.

As we grow older, we may become more tired, sluggish, gain weight or have aches and pains. But there comes a time when those may be symptoms of a larger problem all related to one thing: your thyroid.

“Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck, just above the breastbone,” said Dr. Lindsay Northam, an internal medicine provider at Methodist Physicians Clinic 192/Dodge. “If you swallow and feel something there, that’s your thyroid gland.”

Omaha Lifestyles 50 Plus: The neck check that could save your life