Thyroid from Medwatch 7 KSWO on Vimeo.

The thyroid gland makes hormones that regulate metabolism. The thyroid also has other important effects throughout the body. An overactive thyroid can increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A recent study examined whether the risk of these fractures also increases among patients with only mild abnormalities of the thyroid, those who have not developed any physical symptoms as a result of having too much or too little thyroid hormone.