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Environmental Factors Behind Thyroid Disease | Wellness Clinic

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It's in charge of releasing essential thyroid hormones which control the body's metabolism, the way the body uses energy. The thyroid gland's hormones regulate vital body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, body temperature and more.

What causes autoimmune thyroid disease?
As essential as the thyroid gland is, however, the body's own immune system can sometimes malfunction and attack this important endocrine organ, ultimately affecting its function. Autoimmune thyroid diseases, like Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Graves' disease, have been on the rise in the United States. While the diagnosis of thyroid disease has increased, many doctors still don't know the cause of the issue, but these have been linked to several factors.

Environmental Factors for AITD
A number of environmental factors have been associated with the development an…

Miner Tennis Battles New Mexico Friday



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The UTEP women’s tennis team will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to meet the New Mexico Lobos in a dual match on Friday. First serve at the McKinnon Family Tennis Center is set for 11 a.m.


The Miners are coming off last week’s home loss to Iowa State. The team is 4-10 on the season with two road wins. The Lobos are 1-11 this season and will be meeting with the Miners after a 4-3 home loss to Northern Arizona.


New Mexico beat Wisconsin, 5-2, on Feb. 18 in Salt Lake City.


Representing UTEP will be Milou Pietersz, Lois Wagenvoort, Daphne Visscher, Raven Bennett and Maria Paula Medina.


The Lobos feature senior Ludivine Burguiere, who plays the No. 1 spot in singles as well as the duo of Rachana Bhat and Dominique Dulski at the No. 1 doubles position.


Burguiere has tallied a 8-10 overall record, while Bhat and Dulski have racked up a 1-3 mark together.

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