People without a thyroid can live the duration of a standard human life as long they take prescribed thyroid hormone medication, as stated by the MedlinePlus. A person without a thyroid may need to take medication for hi... More » Science Human Anatomy

Patients can survive without a thyroid gland as long as they take medications to replace the thyroid hormones they are also missing, according to Holtorf Medical Group. Patients may be born without a thyroid gland or may... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

A serious thyroid problem may not be cured without medication or other medical treatments. When the thyroid gland is either producing too much or too little thyroid hormone, it can lead to either hyperthyroidism or hypot... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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The thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormones responsible for controlling the body's metabolic rate and how much energy a person has, according to the Hormone Health Network. Having an underactive thyroid gland, called... More » Science Human Anatomy