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Thyroid Disease Treatments: An Overview

The treatment of thyroid disease depends on many factors, including the type and severity of the disorder as well as the age and overall health of the patient. Treatments for thyroid disease are just as varied as the different manifestations of the disease. Here's an overview of treatment options.Thyroid disease isn't a black and white diagnosis. The condition comes in many shapes and forms, and variations will dictate a person's course of treatment.

Thyroid Problems in Men

As many as five percent of all men may experience a thyroid disorder at any point in their lives. What are some thyroid problems you may encounter if you're male? Thyroid disease is often thought of as something that affects women, and indeed most cases of thyroid problems occur in females. But men definitely can suffer abnormalities of this small gland that controls endocrine function and metabolism. In fact, as many as five percent of all men may experience a thyroid disorder at any point in their lives.

Stroke in Young Adults: Not So Uncommon

The statistics are shocking: According to the American Heart Association, every 45 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. While most strokes occur in people over age 55, the risk of stroke for those under 45 is still pretty high, occurring in about one in 1,000. Unlike older adults whose strokes are usually caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and pieces of plaque from coronary artery disease breaking off and moving to the brain, the causes of strokes in young people are more often the result of other factors.

Understanding Thyroid Cancer

The National Cancer Institute predicts more than 44,000 people will develop thyroid cancer in 2010. Thyroid cancer is the most common form of cancer of the endocrine system, an intricate communication system that uses specialized chemicals called hormones to send messages that control and coordinate various bodily functions. In addition to the thyroid, the endocrine system includes the hypothalamus, pancreas, sex organs, and the pituitary, adrenal, and pineal glands.

Can A Simple Blood Test Predict Postpartum Depression

A service of The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health reports that a study has been published suggesting that measuring the levels of hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy may predict whether a woman is likely to develop postpartum depression or not. Hormonal changes during pregnancy increase greatly. In the first 24 hours after childbirth, hormone levels quickly return to normal. These hormonal changes may trigger symptoms of postpartum depression Researchers think the dramatic change in hormone levels may lead to depression.

5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

Stuck in a diet rut? By asking yourself five simple questions, you may just be able to break the cycle. You've tried every diet in the known universe. You've switched from people food to low- or no-calorie everything. You're eating so many salads that you're convinced you could sprout bunny ears. And yet, you're no closer to your goal weight than when you started.

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