13 Common Thyroid Myths

It’s the tiny gland that packs a punch. Despite the thyroid gland’s importance to every physical function, and the prevalence of thyroid disease — more than 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition — it’s an area ripe for myths and misinformation. Let’s look at 13 common myths about thyroid disease and thyroid treatment. Only […]

What It’s Like to Live in the Grip of Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder of the thyroid gland in the throat. I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease a few months after having a baby. The symptoms are numerous and life-changing, and just getting through the day is an achievement. It can be hard to explain an illness to friends or loved ones, so […]

11 Celebrities With Thyroid Disease

Stars share their challenges and triumphs A number of celebrities both in the arts and political arena have thyroid conditions. How they came to be diagnosed and treated can be a useful lesson for anyone faced with a thyroid problem, providing insights into treatment options and the common challenges to be faced. Hillary Rodham Clinton Scott […]

10 Facts About Graves’ Disease, The Thyroid Condition Affecting Wendy Williams

Williams said she is taking a break from her show for three weeks, and fans offered their support. Josh McBride ✔@JoshyMcB Sad that my girl @WendyWilliams is taking time off for 3 weeks but glad she is getting healthy. Sending love. #Wendywilliams 16 8:10 AM – Feb 21, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy About […]

How to Support a Family Member Who Has Graves’ Disease

Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid gland. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system turns against your body. Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, or the overproduction of thyroid hormones. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland play important roles in the functioning of multiple body systems; therefore, the […]

6 Treatments for Hyperthyroidism

  You’ve probably heard of the thyroid, but you may not be as familiar with the condition known as hyperthyroidism, which involves the thyroid gland producing an unnecessary amount of a hormone called thyroxine. The result: your body’s metabolism speeds up to the point where it can be difficult to maintain a healthy body weight. […]

5 Causes of Graves’ Disease and 5 Solutions for It

A lot of articles and blog posts about thyroid dysfunction tend to focus on the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. However, it’s estimated that between 3 and 10 million people actually suffer from an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism.1 The most common form of hyperthyroidism is the autoimmune condition known as Graves’ disease. I […]

10 Celebrities With Thyroid Problems

An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. But what’s really shocking is that percent of those who have thyroid disease know they have it. Below are ten stories of women celebrities because women are more prone to have that problem, 5 to 8 times more likely. 1.Gina Rodriguez Gina was diagnosed […]

Graves’ disease: Symptoms, treatment, and causes

Graves’ disease involves an overactive thyroid gland and results in an overproduction of thyroid hormones, or hyperthyroidism. It is relatively easy to treat. If left untreated, however, it can have serious consequences. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition. This meaning that the body’s immune system mistakes healthy cells for foreign invaders and attacks them. It […]

8 Things to Know About Graves’ Disease

Do you know these Graves’ disease facts? Approximately 1 in 200 Americans has Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the thyroid to pump out an excess of thyroid hormone. The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your neck. When it’s working well, you’re probably not even aware of its existence. […]

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