Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
I have hypothyroidism and I want to try to lose the last 15 pounds without the medication. I ran out and I don't think it really helps. Does anybody know if I should cut my calories down more? Any ideas for getting this last 15 pounds would be great!... Read more
So to put a long story short, in 2009 I became a right below knee amputee. Prior to this I was in excellent shape and very athletic. Since, I have had periods of time where I am in great shape and then periods where I struggle. A month and half I had... Read more
I have not been on Spark People in a very long time and I deeply regret it because I have been gaining weight yet again. Since the last time I was on here I have gotten married and accepted two wonderful step children into my life.... Read more
Hypothyroidism is generally treated with synthetic thyroid hormone — and soy has long been thought to interfere with the body's ability to absorb the medication. Until the medical community can assure me (I have hypothyroidism) it's safe for me to co... Read more
If you are like me, you probably have spend a lot of money on pregnancy test or even ovulation kits. I recently found out that they sell them at the Dollar store for 1.25 CND. I was sceptic at first on their accuracy but a friend recently got a pos... Read more
In 2001, Kim Rhyne gained 20 pounds in six weeks. Normally an energetic women’s ministry leader in Cleveland, she was suddenly so exhausted that she could barely drag herself out of bed. “I wasn’t eating a lot more or doing anythin... Read more
If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan, you are likely familiar with co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet’s recent surgery to remove her thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, Brooke’s history with thyroid issues is not unique; an estimated 27 million A... Read more
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