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 dont have kids yet, but i'm hoping in a couple years my fiance and I will be trying. I still have time, but i'd like to do whatever I can now to make sure my body is healthy and ready for my future mini me. I didi ask my doctor this same question,... Read more
My doctor told me yesterday I have hypothyroidism, without counting I've had.MS for.almost 18 years. My problem is I cant exercise and now I am always hungry, but not for snacking, but for food, specially carbs. Help, what can I do?... Read more
I'm so tired during my first trimester. I can't move, left early from work today, and have slept the entire day away. I feel disgusting, unmotivated, almost depressed, and at a loss for any solutions. Coffee tastes disgusting to m... Read more
I am new to SparkPeople and have been tracking my food intake, fitness and weight loss going into the second week now. I have lost 3 lbs. towards my goal of 25. Any help you can give me with regard to losing weight with hypothyroidism would be most... 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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