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Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women.
According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs when there
Thinning hair can be upsetting for anyone, but, for women, hair loss can be especially troubling. You may decide to try to hide your hair loss by wearing hats or wigs, but covering it up won’t make it go away. A dermatologist can help determine the cause of your hair
Hair vitamins in your diet are more important than any topical hair vitamins for a thick head of silky, shiny hair. After all, the only part of your hair that’s living is the follicle, and it gets required hair vitamins through the hemoglobin in your blood (hint: adequate dietary iron intake
Forget using the hair you see in your hairbrush or bathroom sink as a gauge of thinning hair. It’s normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, says the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA). What makes thinning hair diagnosable is evidence of bald patches and sections
Typically, thyroid disorders aren’t on most women’s lists of top health concerns. However, women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid conditions, and about 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder, according to the American Thyroid Association.
The thyroid gland, which is located in
Hypothyroidism—underproduction of thyroid hormone—is the most common type of endocrine function abnormality found in women. The difficulty in diagnosis is that the symptoms are so common: fatigue, weight gain, constipation, thinning hair, dry skin, mood disturbances, and, for younger women, changes in the menstrual cycle. Many women will identify with
Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, a well-known natural healing physician in Renton, Washington reports that 90 percent of his patients with osteoporosis have low stomach acid. What’s the link? If stomach acid is low, he explains, your body won’t be able to absorb calcium, strontium, magnesium and the other minerals critical
Q: My wife says nightly cigars are as bad as smoking cigarettes. Is she right?
A: Cigar smoking is in no way a safe alternative to cigarettes. So, your wife is correct. Depending on the type you smoke, a single cigar can have as much tobacco as an entire pack of
We all lose about 100 hairs a day without noticing any obvious hair loss. If you have been noticing more “loose” hair than usual in your hairbrush or on your pillow when you wake in the morning, or your hair feels thinner when you wash and style it, genetics could