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I took multivitamin tab for 2 months , but no change in my hair fall rate.

springs commented on Anonymous' post I have hypothyroid problem, which is in control now. But why I am loosing lots of hair daily? Can anybody give me clue?

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Well, this is one for the books! Just 10 days ago I scheduled my annual physical six weeks ahead. I'm having it done as part of my own health maintenance and also using it to follow up on some ...

springs commented on Susan Cody's post Your Annual Physical is Likely a Waste of Time

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Receiving a difficult diagnosis is a frightening experience. No one wants to hear that they or someone they love has a serious health condition. As a health advocate, I think it’s natural to ...

springs commented on Michelle King Robson's post Give Yourself a Break after a Difficult Diagnosis

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Health researchers have known for quite some time that women who pack on extra pounds are putting themselves at higher risk for certain types of cancer. Researchers have also long believed ...

springs commented on Lynette Summerill's post Why That Muffin Top Puts You At Risk for Cancer

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I am 67. I had T/T for Papillary Cancer followed by RAI. Last week I got my blood results where the Tg. level was 13.6 and my TSH was 0.05(It is 5 months since my very lst.Rai after T/T). I have ...

springs commented on Anonymous' post Papillary thyroid Cancer (Classical)

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Change your genetic makeup by drinking up ... Coffee, that is. A new study published on ScienceDaily.com found that “exercise and caffeine change your DNA in the same way." The study was ...

springs commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post A New Study Finds A Cup of Java Could Change Your Genes

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Change your genetic makeup by drinking up ... Coffee, that is. A new study published on ScienceDaily.com found that “exercise and caffeine change your DNA in the same way." The study was ...

springs commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post A New Study Finds A Cup of Java Could Change Your Genes

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My dad has a lump on his right side near the jaw area and three thyroid nodules on his thyroid. He just had a bad infection where the doctor prescribed him 2000mg of amoxillin.

springs commented on Valerie95's post What are the difference symptom signs between an infection in the throat/thyroid or thyroid cancer

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I recently had a check up at a women's health centre. Within a few minutes of meeting 2 x doctors they both broke eye contact and stared at my throat. They began asking me a series of question ...

springs commented on Anonymous' post Thyroid Problems???

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Comforting, hearty, and oh-so delicious, there’s nothing as soul-satisfying as potatoes on your plate. The low-carb craze made potatoes as taboo as a deep-fried Snickers bar, but we’re here to ...

springs commented on Shyla Batliwalla's post Take Back the Taters: 5 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Potatoes

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Shaped like a butterfly the thyroid gland is located in the neck below the Adam’s apple.  This “master gland” produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).  These hormones ...

springs commented on springs' post Are You At Risk For Thyroid Cancer?

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Shaped like a butterfly the thyroid gland is located in the neck below the Adam’s apple.  This “master gland” produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).  These hormones ...

Are You At Risk For Thyroid Cancer?

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It is estimated that there will be 56,460 new cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed in the United States and of those, 1, 780 will die in 2012. It is devastating and frightening to be diagnosed with ...

springs commented on Joanna Karpasea-Jones' post Thyroid Cancer: Some Basics

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When an individual has a thyroid disease, she has a condition in which the thyroid gland does not work properly. MedlinePlus noted that in the United States, millions of people have a thyroid ...

springs commented on Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch's post What are the Different Types of Thyroid Disease?

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I was tested for my thyroid. Ultra sound was showing one nodule on left side.Was sent to another doctor 2 mths later .Throat was feeling real bad .Cramps in throat,(painful)bad coughing, ...

springs commented on Anonymous' post How long should a person have to wait to get relief from thyroid pain?

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I tend to be very hard on myself. Part of this has to do with my strict upbringing and the other half has to do with my relentless nature. After a successful career, I decided to enroll in ...

springs commented on MC Kelby's post There is No Such Thing as FAILURE

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According to USA.gov, losing weight once again tops the list as one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. According to a recent Marist Poll most of those resolving to lose weight or vowing ...

springs commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post January Marks a Healthy Turning Point for Those Looking to Lose Weight

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Once a New Year rolls in, it is inevitably harder to get a treadmill at the gym, diet pills go on sale at the drug store and fitness gurus rule the late nights hawking their DVDs on infomercials. ...

springs commented on mariasmith76's post Get a Good Workout in 10 Minutes or Less

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We are in the final glory-days of 2011 and all that this time of year brings us. We have opportunity to reflect on the past and vision forward, to give thanks and to have Fun. There is so much ...

springs commented on Kate Hawkes' post Celebrate Your Empowerment In Body-Mind-Spirit!

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When a person has an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, her thyroid does not produce enough of the thyroid hormones — triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4) — which are involved in ...

springs commented on Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch's post What is an Underactive Thyroid?

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During the holidays, it can be easy to stress over getting everyone the right gifts and organizing family get-togethers, and the changing seasons can leave you in a funk. Food is one of the ...

springs commented on Rheyanne Weaver's post Using Food as a Coping Mechanism During the Holidays

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember what the season is really about. Call me a cheese ball, but I want nothing for Christmas but to be around people I care about -- ...

springs commented on Danielle Serrano's post Forget the Drama and Get into the True Holiday Spirit

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It is that time of year and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or any other, this time of the year can be very stressful.  We can tend to put expectations on ourselves that can be ...

Coping With Thyroid Cancer During The Holidays

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You’ve got a headache. Should you go to your family doctor, your gynecologist, a neurologist, or a brain surgeon? And, depending upon which office you head to, will your insurance cover it? Then, ...

springs commented on Anonymous' post Do You Need a GPS for Health Care?

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Women are natural born multi-taskers. We often pride ourselves on having several conversations at once (think your last girl’s night), performing several tasks at once and thinking about several ...

springs commented on Dr. Carrie Jones' post Multi-Tasking Increases Stress

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It is sometimes said that if you are going to be diagnosed with a cancer, thyroid cancer is the “good cancer to have”.  What a statement!  Thyroid cancer is a “real cancer”.  This ...

Why is Thyroid Cancer Called a "Good Cancer"?

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Thyroid cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. The thyroid gland, located just below the Adam's apple, produces hormones which regulate the metabolism of the body. There are four types of ...

springs commented on EmpowHER's post Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Risks

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Want to cut your endometrial cancer risk by 25 percent? Pour yourself a cup of Joe. Harvard researchers say coffee, one of the most popular drinks on earth, is emerging as a protective agent ...

springs commented on Lynette Summerill's post Can Your Coffee Break Protect You Against Cancer?

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This weekend I was teaching a master’s of nutrition class and one of the questions that came up was, what is the best way to absorb calcium in the diet? The discussion revolved around whether ...

springs commented on Dr. Daemon Jones' post Milk or Green Leafy Vegetables: Which is Better for Calcium Absorption?

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When many people think of hiking,they conjure up ideas of heavily backpacked men and women with a walking stick in one hand and Sherpas by their side. They see hikers as these supernatural ...

springs commented on mariasmith76's post Hiking: It's Not Just for Professionals

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Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is very important in maintaining the thyroid gland’s good health. This mineral is naturally found in the soil, therefore crops harvested from selenium ...

Selenium For Good Thyroid Health

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ive mentioned it twice to too different doctors in the past, but both have said its only a cysist, or just fatty tissue, but somtimes i feel realy sick and run down and the lump get a bit bigger ...

springs commented on truds121's post should i be concerned? i have a small lump on the side of my neck for about 2 years now

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by emsavard The butterfly shaped gland situated in the throat just below the Adam’s apple, is responsible for many functions in the body.  The thyroid gland secretes hormones that regulate your ...

Taking Thyroid Hormone Supplements

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I had a MRI for headaches that I have been having that just don`t go away. They found a tumor that is 2.7cm x 2.3cm x 1.? cm , they did a fine needle biopsy and the result was found to be ...

springs commented on onesickcookie's post dr found a tumor on my thyroid. now he says lets wait a year. is this a normal approach?

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I had a MRI for headaches that I have been having that just don`t go away. They found a tumor that is 2.7cm x 2.3cm x 1.? cm , they did a fine needle biopsy and the result was found to be ...

springs commented on onesickcookie's post dr found a tumor on my thyroid. now he says lets wait a year. is this a normal approach?

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I had a MRI for headaches that I have been having that just don`t go away. They found a tumor that is 2.7cm x 2.3cm x 1.? cm , they did a fine needle biopsy and the result was found to be ...

springs commented on onesickcookie's post dr found a tumor on my thyroid. now he says lets wait a year. is this a normal approach?