best and worst foods for thyroid health

Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

Your thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]

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Forget the whole soul thing—your eyes are actually a window to your health

“Simply by looking in someone’s eyes, we can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body,” says Rahul Khurana, MD, a retina specialist in northern California. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age […]

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Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Are you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

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Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

During this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

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#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Although there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

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Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

World Thyroid Day: Do you have an overactive thyroid? Signs and symptoms to watch out

Millions of people have an overactive thyroid gland. Many don’t know it. This condition, known as hyperthyroidism, occurs more often in women than in men. Since the thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism, an overactive thyroid puts the body into overdrive. The symptoms of an overactive thyroid can be subtle and suggest any number of […]

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World Thyroid Day: Know about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism in seniors

Unexplained high cholesterol High cholesterol is sometimes the only evidence of an underactive thyroid in an older person. The problem might be diagnosed as a cholesterol disorder rather than hypothyroidism. Because this sign may stand alone, high cholesterol warrants a thyroid evaluation. Heart failure Reduced blood volume, weaker contractions of the heart muscle, and a […]

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Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Thyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. In particular, osteoporosis and bone fractures were much more likely in patients who received thyroxine treatment for more than a year after […]

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