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
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or... Read more
You've been sticking faithfully to your calorie range and exercise plans for awhile now, but you're not seeing the results you want on your scale. Meanwhile, your weight -loss buddy is happily watching the pounds melt away week after week. No... Read more
Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... 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 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
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
I'm on Lexapro and Neurontin. Both cause weight gain. I started the lexapro last November and the Neurontin one week ago. I keep gaining weight! I've put on 40 lbs since then. I'm dieting and running 3-6 miles 3x week! Hungry all the time. Help!... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
Through alternative medicine such as acupuncture I have learned that some foods that may be healthy for some people are not healthy for others. For example, currently I should not eat any cold or raw vegetables or salads since I have a spleen/chi de... 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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