Thyroid

Thyroid Disease: Reasons to Check It

When you think about all the different parts and pieces of your body and which ones are important to proper and efficient function, you may not think of your thyroid and thyroid disease. However, your thyroid is so important to your body’s function, we would need a lot more time to explain it all, but because we know you’re busy here’s just a snapshot. Your thyroid secretes hormones that regulate a ton of things like: Heart function Mood Digestion Menstrual cycles Metabolism Bone density Now can you see why your thyroid is so important? If your thyroid is out of whack, you could be in big trouble. There are two main conditions linked to your thyroid. Thyroid Conditions Overactive and underperforming thyroids can be caused by any number of diseases and conditions, which you’ll need a medical professional to diagnose to have proper treatment. Hyperthyroidism aka the overactive thyroid

How Balancing Hormones Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

The trajectory of worldwide obesity rates has been on a steady climb for more than 30 years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking the incidence of disease in America, more than 35 percent of U.S. adults are clinically obese. This translates to more than 80 million people. Obesity-related medical conditions include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer and these are some of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Plus, the cost of obesity is staggering. The CDC estimated the annual medical costs of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion and the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. Sterile statistics often obscure the human misery of obesity. Being chronically overweight takes a serious toll on the health and happiness of those it affects. Just ask Brandy Prince,

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