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  Understanding Thyroid Problems -- Symptoms and Treatments Feeling all revved up, even at bedtime? Or maybe your throttle's on idle with symptoms of depression, fatigue, and weight gain. In both cases, the root cause may be your thyroid.The thyroid -- a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck -- makes hormones that control the way your body uses energy. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, which is how your body turns food into energy, and also affects your heart, muscles, bones, and cholesterol.While thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) to life-threatening cancer, the most…
Regular workouts are protective against ischemic stroke, say researchers. They suggest that the intensity of the activity is important and the effect is independent of the improvement exercise has on hypertension, diabetes, or dyslipidemia. "We believe that maintaining, and even initiating, moderate- to heavy-intensity activity, such as racket sports or swimming, is an important component of risk reduction strategies against ischemic stroke," said Joshua Willey, MD, from Columbia University in New York. "We are alarmed by the high percentage that was physically inactive." "We are alarmed by the high percentage 40.5% of our sample that was physically…
Many people oscillate between elated and depressed states, and feel out of control in regards to their own lives. They do not experience true fulfillment and suffer from depressed states without understanding how to see the magnificence of their current situation.When we have true fulfillment we embrace and include equally both sides of lifes coin; happiness and sadness. Happiness, like comedy, is a transient superficial mask that we wear when we ignore the downsides of an inherently balanced event. Sadness, like tragedy, is the transient, superficial, complementary opposite mask that we wear when we ignore the upsides of an…