Hypothyroidism

Three methods are currently used the assess thyroid nodules. These are fine needle aspiration or FNA, thyroid scans, and ultrasound. Of these three, initial FNA is said to be more diagnostically useful and cost effective. Although ultrasound may be able to detect nodules that cannot be detected through palpation, it…

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders affecting children across the world. Although the disorder strikes at a younger age, the symptoms may penetrate even into the adulthood. Most children diagnosed with ADHD show debilitating behaviors such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, which interfere…

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Osteoarthritis, the most common chronic arthritis, accounts for half of all cases. Inflammation may occur, but OA is generally considered a non-inflammatory type of arthritis – referred to as degenerative joint disease or “wear-and-tear arthritis”. Osteoarthritis (OA) is most prevalent in the aged and is probably related to the normal…

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Masturbation can be much more than just a method of getting a quick orgasm. It can be a long lasting and intensely pleasurable experience, if you do it the right way. You can have a great masturbation experience alone, together with your wife or together with a friend. You can…

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The thyroid gland is a member of the glandular or endocrine system. The English medical term derives from the Greek words: thyreos meaning “shield”, and eidos meaning “form.” The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck. It is slightly heavier in women than in men and enlarges…

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Atypical depression, while just as severe as other forms of depression, is different in many ways. One is that it usually springs up earlier than other types, typically when you are a teenager. It can be more common in girls and women than men, and this type of depression can…

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Although depression itself cannot cause gallbladder problems per se, not being able to eat anything can certainly be depressing. Many antidepressant medications are anticholinergic which means they slow down gallbladder contractions, thus contributing to gallbladder troubles. However, beyond that, there is a physiological connection via the thyroid. If you suffer…

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Many people with Graves’ Disease prefer not to take antithyroid medication to manage the symptoms, and would like to take a natural approach to healing their condition. Symptom management is very important with any hyperthyroid condition, and for those who don’t want to take Methimazole or PTU, there are natural…

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Many individuals suffer from high levels of triglycerides in the blood. Triglycerides are a unique type of fat that are found throughout the body and the bloodstream. The body typically uses this type of fat for energy. Triglycerides are produced by the liver as well as are ingested as part…

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