Sophia Vergara on Hypothyroidism

Emmy-nominated star of hit show "Modern Family" , Sophia Vergara, is now a spokesperson for a campaign to raise awareness of hypothyroidism.  At the age of 28, she was diagnosed with thryoid cancer and had surgery to remove her thyroid. Her thyroidectomy left her with hypothyroidism, a condition that requires her to take medication on a daily basis.     I was very young, and when they tell you that word (cancer), it's like, "What are you talking about?"  You always … Read More →

Unexplained Weight Gain

Unexplained Weight Gain and Hypothyroidism Are you dealing with unexplained weight gain but have no idea why or how you’re packing on those extra pounds? There are several reasons why you may be suddenly gaining weight, including: diabetes, stress, and even menopause; however, if none of these conditions seem to be the cause of your unexplained weight gain, you should probably get tested for hypothyroidism.   Persons, who battle hypothyroidism, normally have to deal with sudden weight gain or obesity. … Read More →

Thyroid Dysfunction with Aging – Longevity and Hypothyroidism? – Silver Lining?

Thyroid Dysfunction with Aging Over the years, numerous medical observations have hinted that hypothyroidism somehow leads to a longer life. However, it wasn’t’t until I came across a review published by the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical University of Lodz, Poland, November 2012 that I began to believe in the authenticity of these observations. The findings published in this review are too interesting not to share; as such, I’m now passing on what I’ve learnt. Longevity and Thyroid … Read More →

The Link Between Depression and Hypothyroidism

The connection between hypothyroidism and depression is well known, and most psychiatrists will test patients' levels of thyroid hormones before prescribing antidepressant medications, believing that even mild cases of low thyroid function can cause major depression. What is the Connection? Both hypothyroidism and depression appear to have a common basis in terms of physiological chemistry. Specifically, the same portion of red blood cells that takes up the thyroid hormone T3 also takes up the amino acid L-tryptophan, which is critical … Read More →

Skin Problems Associated With a Sluggish Thyroid

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and as such, it is an indicator of the general health status of the body. Skin problems and the thyroid function can be interrelated because hormones, including thyroid hormones, are instrumental in regulating the health and appearance of skin. When the thyroid gland becomes underactive or overactive, a variety of skin problems may result. For example, dry skin is a very common symptom of hypothyroidism because grease glands depend on thyroid hormones to … Read More →

Hypothyroidism and Hair Loss

Hypothyroidism and hair loss go hand in hand. Yes, unfortunately when you develop this medical condition hair loss is one of its chief symptoms. Hair cells are some of the fastest growing cells in the body, and when they begin to slow down or stop growing, it is a good indication the body is in trouble. Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss Thyroid disease is a large contributor to hair loss with its numbers rapidly growing—almost 0.5% of the U.S. population … Read More →

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