How important is the thyroid gland? The answer, simply put, is super important. “It’s your ‘get up and go,’ says Dr. Cindy Duke, MD, PhD who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has a fellowship trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). “Even if you’re not currently pursuing pregnancy, the thyroid plays such a critical role that it should be at its peak function,” she explains.

Your thyroid, which is part of the endocrine system, controls your hormone production, as well as the function of your metabolism, your nervous system, and your menstrual cycle (ergo, your fertility). Here, we recap our recent virtual info session on Demystifying Your Thyroid with Dr. Duke.

After you’re done reading this article (and watching the video at the end if you’re feeling extra curious), you’ll have the answers to these Q’s:

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