The thyroid gland is a small organ that’s located in the front of the neck, wrapped around the windpipe (trachea). It’s shaped like a butterfly, smaller in the middle with two wide wings that extend around the side of the throat.
The thyroid is a gland. We have glands throughout our body, where they create and release substances that help the body do a specific thing. The thyroid makes hormones that help control many vital functions of the body.