How Well Do You Know Your Thyroid?

Through the hormones it produces, the thyroid gland influences almost all the metabolic processes in your body. How much do you know of this neck gland? Take the quiz and find out!

1. True or False: The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland.

True or False: The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland.
False
True

2. The thyroid gland’s main job is to manage your:

The thyroid gland’s main job is to manage your:
Metabolism
Blood pressure
Lymphatic system

3. Weight gain is often a problem for people with:

Weight gain is often a problem for people with:
An overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
None of these answers
An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)

4. Women are more likely than men to have a thyroid imbalance.

Women are more likely than men to have a thyroid imbalance.
True
False

5. Tired all the time? It could be your thyroid.

Tired all the time? It could be your thyroid.
False
True

6. You’re most likely to have a low thyroid when you’re:

You’re most likely to have a low thyroid when you’re:
Starting menopause
Hitting puberty
Pregnant

7. Overactive thyroid symptom can include:

Overactive thyroid symptom can include:
All of these answers
Nervousness
Increased bowel movements

8. Changes in thyroid function during pregnancy are normal.

Changes in thyroid function during pregnancy are normal.
True
False

9. There’s a link between autoimmune disorders and thyroid problems.

There’s a link between autoimmune disorders and thyroid problems.
False
True

10. Thyroid trouble runs in families.

Thyroid trouble runs in families.
False
True

11. Your doctor should start thyroid screening tests when you’re:

Your doctor should start thyroid screening tests when you’re:
35
50
65

12. Overactive thyroid can be treated with:

Overactive thyroid can be treated with:
Medications
All of these answers
Surgery

13. Left untreated, thyroid disease can lead to:

Left untreated, thyroid disease can lead to:
Osteoporosis
Heart disease
All of these answers.

14. Thyroid problems can lead to thyroid cancer.

Thyroid problems can lead to thyroid cancer.
True
False