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Hyperthyroidism (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Medication, Diet)

Hyperthyroidism (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Medication, Diet)

Hyperthyroidism definition and facts Hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormone) is a condition in which there is an excessive amount of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones regulate the metabolism of the cells. Normally, the rate of thyroid hormone production is controlled by the brain from the pituitary gland, which is in turn regulated by the hypothalamus. Common symptoms […]

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Symptoms, Diet, Treatments, Pregnancy)

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Symptoms, Diet, Treatments, Pregnancy)

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis definition and facts Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels in the blood) in the United States. Symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are the same as hypothyroidism, and include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is […]

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Graves’ Disease (Symptoms, Causes, Diet, Treatment Options)

Graves’ Disease (Symptoms, Causes, Diet, Treatment Options)

Graves’ disease definition facts written by Dr. Davis* Graves’ disease is a thyroid condition that results from abnormal stimulation of the thyroid gland by a material in the blood referred to as thyroid stimulating immunoglobins (TSIs) that bind to and activate thyrotropin receptors. Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the US. […]

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TV Host Wendy Williams Has Grave’s Disease

TV Host Wendy Williams Has Grave’s Disease

Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off from her TV show after being diagnosed with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. Latest Thyroid News She made the announcement on her show Wednesday, CBS News reported. Graves’ disease is “an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Weight loss, […]

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The 10 best blogs for eating disorders

The 10 best blogs for eating disorders

If you are living with an eating disorder, you are not alone. Blogs written by others going through similar experiences and even healthcare professionals specializing in eating disorders are available to provide advice and support. Eating disorder blogs provide information and support from people who are on the road to recovery from an eating disorder. […]

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Why your body size perception could be wrong

Why your body size perception could be wrong

On January 1, I vowed to give up alcohol and coffee for 1 month and embark on a new diet and exercise regime in an attempt to lose those excess pounds. Twelve days in, I’m making progress. I feel healthier, and I feel like I look better. Then, I spot this study. We might perceive […]

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What is lanugo and what causes this hair to grow?

What is lanugo and what causes this hair to grow?

Lanugo is a type of fine hair that grows on the bodies of human fetuses while they are developing in the womb. These hairs disappear either by birth or shortly after when vellus hairs replace them. Vellus hairs are also naturally fine and transparent, but thicker than lanugo hairs. Vellus hairs are the hairs typically […]

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Food addiction: What to know

Food addiction: What to know

Food addiction refers to when the need to eat becomes compulsive or uncontrollable. This compulsive behavior may be in response to an emotion, such as stress, sadness, or anger. The human body needs food to function, but food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Foods that contribute to a […]

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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Disorders

What are thyroid disorders? Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function. The thyroid gland is located below the Adam’s apple […]

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Thyroid Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Thyroid Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Where is the thyroid gland located? The thyroid gland is located below the Adam’s apple in the lower part of the neck and wraps around the windpipe (trachea). The thyroid gland has the shape of a butterfly. The two lobes or “wings” are attached to one another by the middle portion, called the isthmus. At […]